Press coverage about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.2887653539729 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Amtech Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.88.
Amtech Systems stock opened at $8.11 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $118.86, a PE ratio of 7.46 and a beta of 1.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.96 and a current ratio of 2.35. Amtech Systems has a 52 week low of $5.16 and a 52 week high of $15.45.
In other Amtech Systems news, Director Robert F. King sold 17,699 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.25, for a total transaction of $199,113.75. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $114,750. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 34.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Amtech Systems
Amtech Systems, Inc is engaged in the manufacture of capital equipment, including thermal processing, silicon wafer handling automation and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, Light Emitting Diode (LED) and semiconductor devices. The Company operates through three business segments: solar, semiconductor and polishing.
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