Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Amtech Systems (ASYS) Share Price

News articles about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.7302656987292 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Amtech Systems (ASYS) traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $10.70. The stock had a trading volume of 175,694 shares, compared to its average volume of 189,058. Amtech Systems has a twelve month low of $4.02 and a twelve month high of $15.45. 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 current ratio of 1.83, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Amtech Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Amtech Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Benchmark restated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target (up previously from $12.00) on shares of Amtech Systems in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.88.

In related news, Director Paul J. Van Der Wansem sold 70,030 shares of Amtech Systems stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.04, for a total transaction of $913,191.20. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 330,199 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,305,794.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Paul J. Van Der Wansem sold 50,662 shares of Amtech Systems stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.04, for a total value of $660,632.48. Following the sale, 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. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 144,292 shares of company stock valued at $1,857,068. Company insiders own 34.60% of the company’s stock.

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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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