NASDAQ:VECO - Veeco Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $11.66 +0.02 (+0.17 %) (As of 02/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$11.64Today's Range$11.39 - $11.7752-Week Range$6.27 - $20.55Volume527,886 shsAverage Volume390,264 shsMarket Capitalization$557.27 millionP/E Ratio-291.50Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.22 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 Phone516-677-0200Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.66 Current Ratio3.25 Quick Ratio2.28Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-291.50 Forward P/E Ratio-36.44 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$542.08 million Price / Sales1.03 Cash Flow$0.6584 per share Price / Cash Flow17.71 Book Value$9.16 per share Price / Book1.27Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.04) Net Income$-44,790,000.00 Net Margins-75.10% Return on Equity-0.31% Return on Assets-0.17%Miscellaneous Employees1,014 Outstanding Shares47,793,000Market Cap$557.27 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, December 13th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Veeco Instruments' earnings last quarter? Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 11th. The semiconductor company reported ($0.24) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.01. The semiconductor company earned $98.97 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $95.95 million. Veeco Instruments had a negative return on equity of 0.31% and a negative net margin of 75.10%. 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, May 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Veeco Instruments. What guidance has Veeco Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings? Veeco Instruments updated its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, February, 11th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $-0.3--0.1 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $-0.11. The company issued revenue guidance of $85-105 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $98.06 million. What price target have analysts set for VECO? 2 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Veeco Instruments' stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Veeco Instruments' share price to reach $38.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 225.9% 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? Media coverage about VECO stock has been trending neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Veeco Instruments earned a media sentiment score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Veeco Instruments' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Veeco Instruments include Bodycote (BYPLF), Milacron (MCRN), Axcelis Technologies (ACLS), Energy Recovery (ERII), Manitex International (MNTX), ACM Research (ACMR), Intevac (IVAC), Amtech Systems (ASYS), CVD Equipment (CVV), Greystone Logistics (GLGI), Magnegas Applied Tchnlgy Sltns (MNGA) 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 64)Dr. William John Miller, CEO & Director (Age 51)Mr. Shubham Maheshwari, Exec. VP, CFO & COO (Age 47)Mr. John P. Kiernan, Sr. VP of Fin., Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer (Age 57)Mr. Ajit Paranjpe, Chief Technology Officer (Age 56) Who are Veeco Instruments' major shareholders? Veeco Instruments' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.42%), River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP (6.17%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.18%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.99%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.28%) and D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. (2.15%). 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 Citigroup Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Hosking Partners LLP, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Veeco Instruments. Which major investors are buying Veeco Instruments stock? VECO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alambic Investment Management L.P., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Royce & Associates LP, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Squarepoint Ops LLC and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $11.66. How big of a company is Veeco Instruments? Veeco Instruments has a market capitalization of $557.27 million and generates $542.08 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $-44,790,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.04) 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: 342 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 566 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 908MarketBeat'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 2/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a stock buyback?