Media coverage about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.2843599328722 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
ASYS stock traded down $0.34 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $7.31. The company had a trading volume of 270,824 shares, compared to its average volume of 128,841. The company has a market cap of $108.88, a PE ratio of 10.75 and a beta of 2.04. Amtech Systems has a 1-year low of $5.17 and a 1-year high of $15.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.96, a current ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.
Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $73.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.79 million. Amtech Systems had a return on equity of 19.49% and a net margin of 7.48%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 152.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Amtech Systems will post 0.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ASYS. ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Amtech Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.88.
In related news, Director Robert F. King sold 17,699 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.25, for a total value of $199,113.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 10,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $114,750. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 34.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Amtech Systems
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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