Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.13

News articles about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44.3177404745172 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Amtech Systems (ASYS) traded down $0.07 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 178,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 149,512. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a current ratio of 1.83. Amtech Systems has a twelve month low of $3.99 and a twelve month high of $15.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $147.45, a PE ratio of 15.40 and a beta of 1.98.

ASYS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Amtech Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price (up from $12.00) on shares of Amtech Systems in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Amtech Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.88.

In other news, Director Paul J. Van Der Wansem sold 50,662 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.04, for a total transaction of $660,632.48. Following the transaction, the director now owns 330,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,305,794.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Jong S. Whang sold 18,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.54, for a total value of $233,244.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,066 shares in the company, valued at approximately $665,447.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 139,292 shares of company stock worth $1,807,068. 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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