News coverage about BIO-key International (NASDAQ:BKYI) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BIO-key International earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 48.3077532849232 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

BIO-key International (BKYI) traded down $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $1.52. 5,609 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 40,085. BIO-key International has a 1 year low of $1.50 and a 1 year high of $3.67.

BIO-key International (NASDAQ:BKYI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The technology company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by ($0.11). BIO-key International had a negative net margin of 106.55% and a negative return on equity of 37.54%. The company had revenue of $0.94 million for the quarter.

In related news, insider Fong Wong Kwok purchased 427,778 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.60 per share, with a total value of $1,540,000.80. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 1,781,815 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,414,534. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 11.40% of the company’s stock.

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BIO-key International Company Profile

BIO-key International, Inc develops and markets fingerprint biometric identification and identity verification technologies, cryptographic authentication-transaction security technologies, as well as related identity management and credentialing software solutions. The Company is also engaged in developing automated, finger identification technology that supplements or compliments other methods of identification and verification, such as personal inspection identification, passwords, tokens, smart cards, identity cards, public key infrastructure (PKI), credit card, passports, driver’s licenses, one-time password (OTP) or other form of possession or knowledge-based credentialing.

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