Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Key Technology (KTEC) Share Price
Headlines about Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Key Technology earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2789671360987 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Key Technology (KTEC) opened at $18.43 on Friday. Key Technology has a 12-month low of $11.08 and a 12-month high of $21.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $123.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.73 and a beta of 1.02.
Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The industrial products company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $40.55 million for the quarter. Key Technology had a return on equity of 6.20% and a net margin of 2.88%.
Key Technology, Inc is a supplier of process automation solutions to the food processing industry and other industries, such as tobacco and pharmaceuticals. The Company designs, manufactures, sells and services automation equipment that processes product streams of discrete pieces. These systems integrate electro-optical automated inspection and digital sorting systems with other processing systems that include specialized conveying and preparation equipment.
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