Media coverage about Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing 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. Camtek earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.5165985538322 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.24. The company had a trading volume of 153,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 311,444. The stock has a market capitalization of $217.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.35 and a beta of 1.01. Camtek has a 52-week low of $2.82 and a 52-week high of $7.96.

The company also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a yield of 9.36%. Camtek’s dividend payout ratio is currently -700.00%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on CAMT shares. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Camtek in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet lowered Camtek from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Camtek from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Needham & Company LLC upgraded Camtek from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Camtek has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.67.

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About Camtek

Camtek Ltd is an Israel-based manufacturer of metrology and inspection equipment and a provider of software solutions. The Company mainly serves the Advanced Packaging, Memory, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Image Sensors, Micro Electro Mechanical Sensor (MEMS), Radio Frequency (RF) and other segments in the mid end of the semiconductors industry.

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