Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kulicke and Soffa Industries earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.5252753699723 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on KLIC shares. ValuEngine raised Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub cut Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries in a report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson upped their target price on Kulicke and Soffa Industries to $35.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kulicke and Soffa Industries presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.38.

Shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ KLIC) opened at $22.02 on Friday. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a 52-week low of $18.22 and a 52-week high of $28.71. The company has a market capitalization of $1,554.88, a PE ratio of 61.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 5.72 and a quick ratio of 5.08.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.28. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had a return on equity of 16.70% and a net margin of 3.10%. The firm had revenue of $213.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $189.48 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 42.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Kulicke and Soffa Industries will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries Company Profile

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc designs, manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools, as well as services, maintains, repairs and upgrades equipment, all used to assemble semiconductor devices. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Equipment and Expendable Tools.

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