Media stories about Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Key Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.15556347626 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Key Technology (KTEC) opened at $26.91 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $172.22, a P/E ratio of 43.40 and a beta of 1.30. Key Technology has a 52 week low of $11.08 and a 52 week high of $28.26.
Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The industrial products company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $40.55 million for the quarter. Key Technology had a return on equity of 6.20% and a net margin of 2.88%.
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Key Technology Company Profile
Key Technology, Inc is a supplier of process automation solutions to the food processing industry and other industries, such as tobacco and pharmaceuticals. The Company designs, manufactures, sells and services automation equipment that processes product streams of discrete pieces. These systems integrate electro-optical automated inspection and digital sorting systems with other processing systems that include specialized conveying and preparation equipment.
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