News stories about Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Key Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6493812505564 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Key Technology (NASDAQ KTEC) opened at $26.57 on Friday. Key Technology has a one year low of $11.08 and a one year high of $27.45. The company has a market cap of $172.48 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.85.

Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The industrial products company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.14. Key Technology had a net margin of 2.88% and a return on equity of 6.20%. The business had revenue of $40.55 million during the quarter.

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About Key Technology

Key Technology, Inc is a supplier of process automation solutions to the food processing industry and other industries, such as tobacco and pharmaceuticals. The Company designs, manufactures, sells and services automation equipment that processes product streams of discrete pieces. These systems integrate electro-optical automated inspection and digital sorting systems with other processing systems that include specialized conveying and preparation equipment.

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