Press coverage about Camtek Intelligent Imaging (NASDAQ:CAMT) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Camtek Intelligent Imaging earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0779506267335 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on CAMT shares. ValuEngine raised Camtek Intelligent Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Camtek Intelligent Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Needham & Company LLC upped their target price on Camtek Intelligent Imaging from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 target price (up previously from $7.50) on shares of Camtek Intelligent Imaging in a research note on Monday, February 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.17.
Shares of CAMT traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $6.71. The company had a trading volume of 226,282 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,847. Camtek Intelligent Imaging has a 52-week low of $3.50 and a 52-week high of $7.96. The company has a market capitalization of $241.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.81 and a beta of 1.18.
Camtek Intelligent Imaging (NASDAQ:CAMT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). Camtek Intelligent Imaging had a return on equity of 16.37% and a net margin of 13.54%. The company had revenue of $25.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.02 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Camtek Intelligent Imaging will post 0.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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About Camtek Intelligent Imaging
Camtek Ltd. provides metrology and inspection equipment, and software solutions for the advanced packaging, memory, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, RF, and other segments in the semiconductors industry worldwide. The company offers automated optical inspection (AOI) and metrology systems that optically inspect and measure various types of electronic product components for defects caused during the manufacturing process, as well as to enhance production processes and yields for manufacturers in the semiconductor industry.
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