Headlines about Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Key Technology earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2858744639477 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Key Technology from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

Shares of Key Technology (KTEC) traded down 2.37% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.40. 9,760 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $13.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.09. The stock has a market cap of $93.40 million, a P/E ratio of 27.75 and a beta of 1.06. Key Technology has a 12-month low of $8.92 and a 12-month high of $15.59.

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Key Technology Company Profile

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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