Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact SMTC (SMTX) Share Price

Media stories about SMTC (NASDAQ:SMTX) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SMTC earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.8215243086088 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

SMTC (NASDAQ SMTX) opened at $2.20 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $37.02, a P/E ratio of -4.89 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 1.44. SMTC has a 1-year low of $1.10 and a 1-year high of $2.33.

SMTC (NASDAQ:SMTX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The technology company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter. SMTC had a negative net margin of 5.36% and a negative return on equity of 29.58%.

In other news, Director John Randall Waterfield purchased 58,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $1.64 per share, for a total transaction of $95,448.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Edward J. Smith purchased 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $1.64 per share, with a total value of $41,000.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 86,700 shares in the company, valued at $142,188. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 120,117 shares of company stock valued at $195,866 in the last 90 days. 23.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About SMTC

SMTC Corporation (SMTC) is a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s manufacturing services include product design and sustaining engineering services, printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), production, enclosure fabrication, systems integration and testing services, configuration to order, build to order and direct order fulfillment.

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