Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rudolph Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.7996676781587 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) traded down $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 95,774 shares, compared to its average volume of 161,786. The stock has a market capitalization of $818.10, a P/E ratio of 25.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.08. Rudolph Technologies has a 52 week low of $18.85 and a 52 week high of $28.10.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $66.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $66.25 million. Rudolph Technologies had a return on equity of 21.59% and a net margin of 25.95%. Rudolph Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.29 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Rudolph Technologies will post 1.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

RTEC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. B. Riley initiated coverage on Rudolph Technologies in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on Rudolph Technologies from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Rudolph Technologies currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.00.

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In other Rudolph Technologies news, VP Silveira Elvino M. Da sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.29, for a total transaction of $262,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

About Rudolph Technologies

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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