Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Camtek (CAMT) Share Price

Media headlines about Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Camtek earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0284517968033 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have commented on CAMT. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Camtek in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Camtek from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Camtek from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC downgraded shares of Camtek from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.50.

Shares of Camtek (NASDAQ CAMT) traded down 0.18% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.70. The stock had a trading volume of 12,534 shares. The firm has a market cap of $201.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 73.08 and a beta of 1.03. Camtek has a 12 month low of $2.72 and a 12 month high of $7.96. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $5.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $4.90.

Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.01. Camtek had a return on equity of 15.32% and a net margin of 2.56%. The firm had revenue of $22.68 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.50 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Camtek will post $0.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Camtek

Camtek Ltd. provides automated and technological solutions for production processes and products yield, enabling and supporting customers’ technologies in the semiconductor fabrication and printed circuit board (PCB) industries. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products mainly based on two core technologies: automated optical inspection (AOI) and functional ink technology (FIT).

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