NASDAQ:VECO - Veeco Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $8.11 -0.04 (-0.49 %) (As of 11/21/2018 02:40 AM ET)Previous Close$8.15Today's Range$7.81 - $8.1952-Week Range$6.61 - $20.55Volume399,231 shsAverage Volume564,499 shsMarket Capitalization$394.77 millionP/E Ratio-405.50Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.69 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports semiconductor process equipment worldwide. It offers metal organic chemical vapor deposition systems; packaging lithography equipment; precision surface processing systems; laser annealing systems; ion beam etch and deposition systems; molecular beam epitaxy systems; 3D wafer inspection systems; and atomic layer deposition and other deposition systems. The company sells its products to light emitting diode, micro-electro mechanical system, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test, HDD, and semiconductor manufacturers, as well as research centers and universities. Veeco Instruments Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Plainview, New York. Receive VECO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VECO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:VECO Previous Symbol CUSIP92241710 Webwww.veeco.com Phone516-677-0200 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.49 Current Ratio3.15 Quick Ratio2.28 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-405.50 Forward P/E Ratio-811.00 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$484.76 million Price / Sales0.80 Cash Flow$0.9988 per share Price / Cash8.12 Book Value$17.41 per share Price / Book0.47 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.02) Net Income$-44,790,000.00 Net Margins-45.70% Return on Equity1.93% Return on Assets1.12% Miscellaneous Employees1,014 Outstanding Shares47,790,000Market Cap$394.77 million OptionableOptionable Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) Frequently Asked Questions What is Veeco Instruments' stock symbol? Veeco Instruments trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VECO." How will Veeco Instruments' stock buyback program work? Veeco Instruments declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, December 13th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Veeco Instruments' earnings last quarter? Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The semiconductor company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.03. The semiconductor company had revenue of $126.76 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $135.50 million. Veeco Instruments had a negative net margin of 45.70% and a positive return on equity of 1.93%. Veeco Instruments's revenue for the quarter was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.09 EPS. View Veeco Instruments' Earnings History. When is Veeco Instruments' next earnings date? Veeco Instruments is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Veeco Instruments. What guidance has Veeco Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings? Veeco Instruments updated its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $-0.25--0.09 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.14. The company issued revenue guidance of $85-105 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $134.97 million.Veeco Instruments also updated its Q4 guidance to $(0.25)-(0.09) EPS. What price target have analysts set for VECO? 2 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Veeco Instruments' shares. Their predictions range from $38.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Veeco Instruments' share price to reach $38.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 368.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Veeco Instruments. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Veeco Instruments? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Veeco Instruments in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Veeco Instruments. Has Veeco Instruments been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about VECO stock has trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Veeco Instruments earned a news sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Veeco Instruments' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Veeco Instruments include Milacron (MCRN), Axcelis Technologies (ACLS), Energy Recovery (ERII), ACM Research (ACMR), Manitex International (MNTX), Intevac (IVAC), Amtech Systems (ASYS), Magnegas Applied Tchnlgy Sltns (MNGA), CVD Equipment (CVV), Greystone Logistics (GLGI) and Enviro Technologies (EVTN). Who are Veeco Instruments' key executives? Veeco Instruments' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John R. Peeler, Exec. Chairman (Age 63)Dr. William John Miller, CEO & Director (Age 50)Mr. Shubham Maheshwari, Exec. VP, CFO & COO (Age 46)Mr. John P. Kiernan, Sr. VP of Fin., Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer (Age 56)Mr. Ajit Paranjpe, Chief Technology Officer (Age 55) Who are Veeco Instruments' major shareholders? Veeco Instruments' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.98%), River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP (5.96%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (3.57%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.13%), Capital World Investors (3.12%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.90%). Company insiders that own Veeco Instruments stock include John P Kiernan, John R Peeler, Peter J Simone, Shubham Maheshwari and William John Miller. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Veeco Instruments. Which major investors are selling Veeco Instruments stock? VECO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, First Pacific Advisors LP, Jane Street Group LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC and First Mercantile Trust Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Veeco Instruments. Which major investors are buying Veeco Instruments stock? VECO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Baillie Gifford & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Factorial Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought Veeco Instruments stock in the last two years include John P Kiernan, John R Peeler, Shubham Maheshwari and William John Miller. View Insider Buying and Selling for Veeco Instruments. How do I buy shares of Veeco Instruments? Shares of VECO 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 Veeco Instruments' stock price today? One share of VECO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.11. How big of a company is Veeco Instruments? Veeco Instruments has a market capitalization of $394.77 million and generates $484.76 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $-44,790,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.02) on an earnings per share basis. Veeco Instruments employs 1,014 workers across the globe. What is Veeco Instruments' official website? The official website for Veeco Instruments is http://www.veeco.com. How can I contact Veeco Instruments? Veeco Instruments' mailing address is Terminal Drive, Plainview NY, 11803. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 516-677-0200 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ VECO)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 327 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 544 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 871MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Veeco Instruments and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VECO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VECO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a bull market?