Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.07

Headlines about Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rudolph Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 48.584824616896 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday. BidaskClub cut Rudolph Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. B. Riley increased their target price on Rudolph Technologies from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on Rudolph Technologies from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rudolph Technologies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.67.

Shares of Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) opened at $24.80 on Tuesday. Rudolph Technologies has a one year low of $21.00 and a one year high of $28.50. The stock has a market cap of $770.72, a PE ratio of 22.18, a P/E/G ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.13.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. Rudolph Technologies had a net margin of 12.90% and a return on equity of 11.08%. The business had revenue of $60.08 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.79 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.21 EPS. Rudolph Technologies’s revenue was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Rudolph Technologies will post 1.47 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Daniel H. Berry sold 6,000 shares of Rudolph Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.13, for a total value of $156,780.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 24,200 shares in the company, valued at $632,346. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Robert Alan Koch sold 3,500 shares of Rudolph Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.31, for a total transaction of $92,085.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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Rudolph Technologies Company Profile

Rudolph Technologies, Inc (Rudolph) is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and support of process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronics device manufacturers. The Company provides process and yield management solutions used in both wafer processing and final manufacturing through a family of standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements.

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