How Many Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)’s Analysts Are Bullish?

December 8, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

 How Many Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)'s Analysts Are Bullish?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.66 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 15 investors sold Nanometrics Incorporated shares while 44 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 19.77 million shares or 1.56% more from 19.47 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Millennium Mngmt Ltd Co owns 251,004 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Gp holds 18,173 shares. 8,600 are held by Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al. Axa accumulated 111,000 shares. American Century Companies has invested 0% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Pinebridge Invests Ltd Partnership has 28,504 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 1,211 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock owns 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 3.06 million shares. Mckinley Cap Lc Delaware holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 67,673 shares. Comerica Bank holds 0.01% or 26,293 shares. Oppenheimer Asset, New York-based fund reported 2,115 shares. Moreover, Riverhead Cap Management Limited Company has 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 2,330 shares. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Kbc Nv holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 40,804 shares. James Inc accumulated 0.03% or 31,990 shares.

Since June 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $538,600 activity. Stultz Timothy J also sold $538,600 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) on Tuesday, June 13.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Nanometrics has $3400 highest and $19 lowest target. $24.75’s average target is -1.00% below currents $25 stock price. Nanometrics had 11 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 10 by DA Davidson. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 16 by TheStreet. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) on Friday, June 16 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Wednesday, October 12 by Pacific Crest. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) rating on Monday, June 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $25 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. As per Wednesday, November 23, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Below is a list of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy
02/08/2017 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0000
16/06/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade

The stock increased 1.09% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $25. About 208,007 shares traded or 53.33% up from the average. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has risen 58.49% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.79% the S&P500.

Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $639.87 million. 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. It has a 13.3 P/E ratio. 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 LEDs, solar photovoltaics, compound semiconductor, strained silicon, and silicon-on-insulator devices, including composition, crystal structure, layer thickness, dopant concentration, contamination, and electron mobility.

More notable recent Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Nanometrics Board of Directors Names Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre President and CEO” on November 13, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Nanometrics Announces Preliminary Results for the Third Quarter of 2017” published on October 12, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Nanometrics Announces $50 Million Share Repurchase Program” on November 15, 2017. More interesting news about Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Nanometrics Introduces SpectraProbe Analysis Software” published on July 11, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Nanometrics Announces Expansion of IMPULSE+ Integrated Metrology into 3D-NAND …” with publication date: December 04, 2017.

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