Amtech Systems (ASYS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.09

News articles about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.7302656987292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) traded down $0.13 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $10.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 175,694 shares, compared to its average volume of 189,058. The stock has a market capitalization of $159.53, a PE ratio of 16.46 and a beta of 1.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.83 and a quick ratio of 1.48. Amtech Systems has a 1 year low of $4.02 and a 1 year high of $15.45.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ASYS. Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Benchmark reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (up from $12.00) on shares of Amtech Systems in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Amtech Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.88.

In other Amtech Systems news, insider Jong S. Whang sold 18,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.54, for a total value of $233,244.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 53,066 shares in the company, valued at $665,447.64. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul J. Van Der Wansem sold 70,030 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.04, for a total value of $913,191.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 330,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,305,794.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 144,292 shares of company stock valued at $1,857,068 in the last quarter. 34.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Amtech Systems

Amtech Systems, Inc is engaged in the manufacture of capital equipment, including thermal processing, silicon wafer handling automation and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, Light Emitting Diode (LED) and semiconductor devices. The Company operates through three business segments: solar, semiconductor and polishing.

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