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

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$31.89 -0.57 (-1.76 %)
(As of 04/19/2019 06:51 AM ET)
Previous Close$32.46
Today's Range$31.84 - $32.79
52-Week Range$24.74 - $48.26
Volume110,939 shs
Average Volume188,826 shs
Market Capitalization$782.42 million
P/E Ratio13.46
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.69
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

Industry Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:NANO
CUSIP63007710
Phone408-545-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$324.52 million
Cash Flow$2.7468 per share
Book Value$12.92 per share

Profitability

Net Income$57.65 million

Miscellaneous

Employees701
Market Cap$782.42 million
Next Earnings Date4/30/2019 (Confirmed)
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 authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, November 16th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often 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 data on Tuesday, February, 5th. The semiconductor company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.14. The semiconductor company had revenue of $77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.65 million. Nanometrics had a net margin of 17.76% and a return on equity of 20.36%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.53 EPS. View Nanometrics' Earnings History.

When is Nanometrics' next earnings date?

Nanometrics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Nanometrics.

What guidance has Nanometrics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nanometrics issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.16-0.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.42. The company issued revenue guidance of $62-68 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $73.05 million.Nanometrics also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.16-0.27 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for NANO?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Nanometrics' shares. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Nanometrics' stock price to reach $33.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Nanometrics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nanometrics?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nanometrics in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 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. " (4/10/2019)
  • 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 coverage about NANO stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Nanometrics' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Nanometrics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Nanometrics investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Micron Technology (MU), AeroVironment (AVAV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Square (SQ), Twitter (TWTR) and Applied Materials (AMAT).

Who are Nanometrics' key executives?

Nanometrics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Pierre Yves Lesaicherre Ph.D., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Greg Swyt, Principal Financial Officer and VP of Fin. (Age 58)
  • Ms. Janet Therese Taylor, Gen. Counsel (Age 61)
  • Mr. Rollin Kocher, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 53)
  • Mr. James L. Barnhart, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 56)

Who are Nanometrics' major shareholders?

Nanometrics' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.26%). 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 Peregrine Capital Management 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 and Timothy J Stultz. 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 $31.89.

How big of a company is Nanometrics?

Nanometrics has a market capitalization of $782.42 million and generates $324.52 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $57.65 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.37 on an earnings per share basis. Nanometrics employs 701 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:  296 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  253 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  549
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This page was last updated on 4/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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