News articles about Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Aehr Test Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.5036719575732 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) opened at $2.94 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $63.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of -14.70, a P/E/G ratio of 4.83 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a current ratio of 3.76, a quick ratio of 2.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Aehr Test Systems has a 12-month low of $2.15 and a 12-month high of $6.10.
Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 4th. The semiconductor company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $7.92 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.11 million. Aehr Test Systems had a negative return on equity of 26.85% and a negative net margin of 13.92%. research analysts predict that Aehr Test Systems will post 0.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.
AEHR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aehr Test Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine cut Aehr Test Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th.
In other news, insider Gayn Erickson sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.40, for a total value of $68,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 341,063 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,159,614.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director William W. R. Elder sold 28,168 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.51, for a total value of $98,869.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,744 shares in the company, valued at approximately $100,891.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 87,628 shares of company stock worth $282,498 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 21.90% of the company’s stock.
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About Aehr Test Systems
Aehr Test Systems is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of advanced test and burn-in products to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company manufactures and markets full wafer contact test systems, test during burn-in systems, test fixtures, die carriers and related accessories.
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