Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.13

Media coverage about Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Axcelis Technologies 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 46.1906304584724 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) opened at $31.00 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $948.68, a P/E ratio of 26.05, a P/E/G ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 1.10. Axcelis Technologies has a 52-week low of $14.25 and a 52-week high of $37.05.

ACLS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Axcelis Technologies in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Axcelis Technologies from $20.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Axcelis Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. B. Riley increased their target price on shares of Axcelis Technologies from $30.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Axcelis Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.33.

In related news, VP Lynnette C. Fallon sold 56,250 shares of Axcelis Technologies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.92, for a total value of $1,851,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP John E. Aldeborgh sold 87,500 shares of Axcelis Technologies stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.22, for a total value of $2,906,750.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 190,190 shares of company stock worth $6,334,389 in the last three months. 5.66% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Axcelis Technologies

Axcelis Technologies, Inc designs, manufactures and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. The Company also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training.

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