Orbotech (ORBK) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orbotech earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.4283417795464 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on ORBK shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Orbotech from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Orbotech from $52.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Needham & Company LLC increased their price target on Orbotech from $54.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. BidaskClub upgraded Orbotech from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Orbotech from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Orbotech has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $52.10.

Orbotech (ORBK) traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $46.26. The stock had a trading volume of 1,033,416 shares, compared to its average volume of 446,068. The stock has a market cap of $2,226.08, a PE ratio of 22.03, a PEG ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a current ratio of 3.37, a quick ratio of 2.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Orbotech has a fifty-two week low of $28.36 and a fifty-two week high of $57.09.

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Orbotech Company Profile

Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software.

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