News articles about Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.0235041753631 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Shares of Ultra Clean stock opened at $18.96 on Tuesday. Ultra Clean has a one year low of $14.93 and a one year high of $34.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 1.97. The stock has a market cap of $720.92, a P/E ratio of 8.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 0.89.

Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The semiconductor company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.01). Ultra Clean had a net margin of 8.12% and a return on equity of 29.62%. The business had revenue of $248.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $248.73 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 42.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Ultra Clean will post 2.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have commented on UCTT. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ultra Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Cowen upgraded Ultra Clean from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.33.

In other Ultra Clean news, CEO James P. Scholhamer sold 29,949 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.05, for a total value of $810,120.45. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 336,028 shares in the company, valued at $9,089,557.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Clarence L. Granger sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.56, for a total value of $491,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 229,208 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,629,348.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 91,968 shares of company stock worth $2,128,093. 2.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Ultra Clean

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc designs, develops, prototypes, engineers, manufactures, and tests production tools, modules, and subsystems for the semiconductor and display capital equipment industries primarily in North America, Asia, and Europe. It offers precision robotic systems that are used when accurate controlled motion is required; gas delivery systems, which include one or more gas lines consisting of small diameter internally polished stainless steel tubing products, filters, mass flow controllers, regulators, pressure transducers and valves, component heaters, and an integrated electronic and/or pneumatic control system; and various industrial and automation production equipment products.

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