Media headlines about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.223710300398 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on ASYS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Amtech Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Amtech Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.88.
Amtech Systems stock opened at $7.65 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $116.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.32 and a beta of 2.04. The company has a current ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Amtech Systems has a twelve month low of $5.16 and a twelve month high of $15.45.
In related news, Director Robert F. King sold 17,699 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.25, for a total value of $199,113.75. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $114,750. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 34.60% of the company’s stock.
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Amtech Systems Company Profile
Amtech Systems, Inc manufactures and sells capital equipment and related consumables for use in fabricating solar cells, LED, and semiconductor devices in the United States, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Solar, Semiconductor, and Polishing segments. The Solar segment supplies thermal processing systems, including diffusion, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, and atomic layer deposition systems; and automation equipment comprising mass wafer transfer systems, sorters, long-boat transfer systems, load station elevators, buffers, and conveyers, as well as related parts and services.
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