Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Kopin (KOPN) Share Price

News articles about Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kopin earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) traded down 2.47% during trading on Friday, reaching $3.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 409,300 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.86 and its 200 day moving average is $3.32. The company’s market cap is $229.11 million. Kopin has a 12 month low of $1.91 and a 12 month high of $4.49.

Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The semiconductor company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.01. Kopin had a negative return on equity of 33.91% and a negative net margin of 118.92%. The company had revenue of $4.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.80 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Kopin will post ($0.34) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KOPN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kopin from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Kopin in a research note on Tuesday, March 14th.

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In related news, insider Hong K. Choi sold 36,247 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.00, for a total value of $144,988.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 346,937 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,387,748. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Richard Sneider sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.00, for a total value of $200,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 357,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,428,552. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.

Kopin Company Profile

Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd.

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