News headlines about Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Clean earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.0235041753631 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Ultra Clean, Reading may be undiscovered gems (triblive.com)
- 5 Undiscovered Small-Cap Stock Gems (forbes.com)
- Cowen Analysts Give Ultra Clean (UCTT) a $26.00 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- UCT Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results Release Date (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (UCTT) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on UCTT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Cowen raised Ultra Clean from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.33.
Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The semiconductor company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by ($0.01). Ultra Clean had a return on equity of 29.62% and a net margin of 8.12%. The firm had revenue of $248.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $248.73 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. Ultra Clean’s revenue for the quarter was up 42.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Ultra Clean will post 2.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Ultra Clean news, Director Clarence L. Granger sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total value of $400,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 201,708 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,034,160. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP William Joe Williams sold 14,203 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.15, for a total value of $271,987.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 91,968 shares of company stock valued at $2,128,093. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
Ultra Clean Company Profile
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc designs, develops, prototypes, engineers, manufactures, and tests production tools, modules, and subsystems for the semiconductor and display capital equipment industries primarily in North America, Asia, and Europe. It offers precision robotic systems that are used when accurate controlled motion is required; gas delivery systems, which include one or more gas lines consisting of small diameter internally polished stainless steel tubing products, filters, mass flow controllers, regulators, pressure transducers and valves, component heaters, and an integrated electronic and/or pneumatic control system; and various industrial and automation production equipment products.
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