Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9148455929766 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.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.38.

KLIC stock opened at $25.91 on Thursday. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a 1-year low of $18.22 and a 1-year high of $28.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 5.72 and a quick ratio of 5.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,857.09, a PE ratio of 16.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.21.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $189.48 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.22 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 42.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Kulicke and Soffa Industries will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current 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 to assemble semiconductor devices. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment, and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wafer level bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging, and electronic assembly solutions.

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