NASDAQ:NANO - Nanometrics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.19 -0.64 (-2.22 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$28.19Today's Range$28.09 - $29.0852-Week Range$22.08 - $48.26Volume130,542 shsAverage Volume163,069 shsMarket Capitalization$698.14 millionP/E Ratio22.92Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.8 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. It offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; and integrated metrology systems that are installed onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements. The company's materials characterization products include systems that are used to monitor the physical, optical, electrical, and material characteristics of discrete electronic industry, opto-electronic, high brightness LED, solar photovoltaic, compound semiconductor, strained silicon, and silicon-on-insulator devices, including composition, crystal structure, layer thickness, dopant concentration, contamination, and electron mobility. It also offers NanoDiffract, a modeling, visualization, and analysis software that takes signals from the automated and integrated metrology systems providing critical dimension, thickness, and optical properties from in line measurements; SpectraProbe, a model-less fitting engine that enables fast time to solution for in-line excursion detection and control; NanoGen, an enterprise scale computing hardware system that is deployed to run the computing intensive analysis software; and NanoCentral, a fab based networking and server system providing connectivity and compute support to SpectraProbe and connected measurement systems. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California. Receive NANO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for NANO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:NANO Previous Symbol CUSIP63007710 Webwww.nanometrics.com Phone408-545-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio4.92 Quick Ratio3.90 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.92 Forward P/E Ratio12.58 P/E Growth1.07 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$258.62 million Price / Sales2.64 Cash Flow$1.4798 per share Price / Cash Flow19.05 Book Value$10.25 per share Price / Book2.75 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.23 Net Income$30.20 million Net Margins17.32% Return on Equity21.49% Return on Assets17.93% Miscellaneous Employees592 Outstanding Shares24,220,000Market Cap$698.14 million OptionableOptionable Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) Frequently Asked Questions What is Nanometrics' stock symbol? Nanometrics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NANO." How will Nanometrics' stock buyback program work? Nanometrics declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 16th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Nanometrics' earnings last quarter? Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The semiconductor company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.02. The semiconductor company earned $76.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $74.43 million. Nanometrics had a net margin of 17.32% and a return on equity of 21.49%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. View Nanometrics' Earnings History. When is Nanometrics' next earnings date? Nanometrics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Nanometrics. What guidance has Nanometrics issued on next quarter's earnings? Nanometrics updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.33-0.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.48. The company issued revenue guidance of $69-75 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $76.25 million. What price target have analysts set for NANO? 3 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Nanometrics' stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Nanometrics' stock price to reach $32.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Nanometrics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nanometrics? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nanometrics in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Nanometrics. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Nanometrics stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nanometrics stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Nanometrics is a leading provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, such as data storage components and discrete including high-brightness LEDs and power management components. It's automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, overlay registration, topography and various thin film properties, including film thickness as well as optical, electrical and material properties. The company's process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. Nanometrics' systems enable advanced process control for device manufacturers, providing improved device yield at reduced manufacturing cycle time, supporting the accelerated product life cycles in the semiconductor market. " (11/2/2018) 2. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "Western Digital has also indicated it has been in discussions with its joint venture partner to manage capacity additions accordingly." (10/5/2018) Has Nanometrics been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about NANO stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Nanometrics earned a daily sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Nanometrics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Nanometrics include Cubic (CUB), MTS Systems (MTSC), FARO Technologies (FARO), Oxford Instruments (OXINF), Geospace Technologies (GEOS), Know Labs (KNWN), Image Sensing Systems (ISNS), Midwest Energy Emissions (MEEC), Sierra Monitor (SRMC), Mikros Systems (MKRS), Cemtrex (CETX), Mechanical Technology (MKTY), Abaxis (ABAX) and Visualant (VSUL). Who are Nanometrics' key executives? Nanometrics' management team includes the folowing people: Dr. Pierre Yves Lesaicherre, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55)Mr. Greg Swyt, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer (Age 57)Ms. Janet Therese Taylor, Gen. Counsel (Age 60)Mr. Rollin Kocher, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 52)Mr. James L. Barnhart, Sr. VP of Operations Who are Nanometrics' major shareholders? Nanometrics' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.04%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.11%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.11%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.50%), FMR LLC (4.35%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.76%). Company insiders that own Nanometrics stock include Bruce C Rhine, Greg Swyt, J Thomas Bentley, Janet Therese Taylor, Jeff Andreson, Kevin Heidrich, Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, Rollin Kocher, Stanislaw M Borowicz and Timothy J Stultz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nanometrics. Which institutional investors are selling Nanometrics stock? NANO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Franklin Resources Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Algert Global LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc. and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Nanometrics company stock in the last year include Bruce C Rhine, Greg Swyt, J Thomas Bentley, Janet Therese Taylor, Kevin Heidrich, Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, Rollin Kocher, Stanislaw M Borowicz and Timothy J Stultz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nanometrics. Which institutional investors are buying Nanometrics stock? NANO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., LSV Asset Management, SG Americas Securities LLC, BlackRock Inc., Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Systematic Financial Management LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nanometrics. How do I buy shares of Nanometrics? Shares of NANO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Nanometrics' stock price today? One share of NANO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.19. How big of a company is Nanometrics? Nanometrics has a market capitalization of $698.14 million and generates $258.62 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $30.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.23 on an earnings per share basis. Nanometrics employs 592 workers across the globe. What is Nanometrics' official website? The official website for Nanometrics is http://www.nanometrics.com. How can I contact Nanometrics? Nanometrics' mailing address is 1550 BUCKEYE DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 408-545-6000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Nanometrics (NASDAQ NANO)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 288 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 245 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 533MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nanometrics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NANO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NANO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What do I need to know about analyst ratings?