Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Camtek (CAMT) Share Price

News articles about Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Camtek earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.4516172060446 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Camtek from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. B. Riley lifted their price objective on shares of Camtek from $7.00 to $7.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Camtek from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC upgraded shares of Camtek from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Camtek currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.67.

Camtek (CAMT) opened at $5.78 on Tuesday. Camtek has a twelve month low of $2.82 and a twelve month high of $7.96. The stock has a market cap of $205.42, a PE ratio of 17.06 and a beta of 1.00.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a yield of 9.36%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. Camtek’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.84%.

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About Camtek

Camtek Ltd is an Israel-based manufacturer of metrology and inspection equipment and a provider of software solutions. The Company mainly serves the Advanced Packaging, Memory, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Image Sensors, Micro Electro Mechanical Sensor (MEMS), Radio Frequency (RF) and other segments in the mid end of the semiconductors industry.

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