NASDAQ:NANO - Nanometrics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$28.19 -0.64 (-2.22 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$28.19
Today's Range$28.09 - $29.08
52-Week Range$22.08 - $48.26
Volume130,542 shs
Average Volume163,069 shs
Market Capitalization$698.14 million
P/E Ratio22.92
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.8
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.

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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
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 Shares24,220,000
Market 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 16th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Nanometrics' earnings last quarter?

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 30th. The semiconductor company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.02. The semiconductor company had revenue of $76.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 period last year, the firm 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 issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.33-0.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Nanometrics' shares. Their forecasts 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?

Media stories about NANO stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Nanometrics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Nanometrics' key competitors?

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 many different of institutional and retail 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 major 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 major 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  288 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  245 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  533
MarketBeat'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 Staff

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