Media stories about Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orbotech earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.174564207569 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on ORBK shares. Supply Chain Market Research LLC increased their price target on Orbotech from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Orbotech from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub lowered Orbotech from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Orbotech in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target (up previously from $38.00) on shares of Orbotech in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.14.

Orbotech (NASDAQ ORBK) traded up 0.57% during trading on Friday, hitting $37.15. The company had a trading volume of 139,359 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.94 and a beta of 0.80. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $35.41 and a 200 day moving average of $33.67. Orbotech has a 12-month low of $26.69 and a 12-month high of $37.84.

Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The electronics maker reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $210.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $205.20 million. Orbotech had a return on equity of 14.98% and a net margin of 11.03%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Orbotech will post $2.80 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Orbotech

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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