How Analysts Feel About Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) After Decrease in Sellers?

February 16, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

 How Analysts Feel About Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) After Decrease in Sellers?

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.50, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 29 investors sold Nanometrics Incorporated shares while 39 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 20.17 million shares or 2.05% more from 19.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Mckinley Management Lc Delaware reported 68,724 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Secor Capital Advsr Limited Partnership owns 63,357 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The owns 18,695 shares. 13,911 are held by Ahl Prns Llp. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 1,211 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated has 71,585 shares. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt And Equity Research invested in 0.01% or 46,624 shares. Indexiq Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 28,453 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 21,328 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Legal And General Group Public Limited Company has 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). The New York-based Brown Brothers Harriman And Com has invested 0% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Principal Fin Grp reported 203,175 shares. Cortina Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com owns 282,313 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Spark Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.11% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 68,700 shares. Ls Investment Advsr Lc reported 7,824 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $1.36 million activity. Stultz Timothy J had sold 20,000 shares worth $523,400 on Tuesday, September 12. 339 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares with value of $8,451 were sold by Kocher Rollin. Borowicz Stanislaw M. sold $6,881 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) on Tuesday, January 2. 2,505 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares with value of $64,253 were sold by Taylor Janet Therese.

The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) registered a decrease of 1.88% in short interest. NANO’s total short interest was 630,300 shares in February as published by FINRA. Its down 1.88% from 642,400 shares, reported previously. With 195,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their NANO’s short positions. The short interest to Nanometrics Incorporated’s float is 2.67%.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.1302 during the last trading session, reaching $26.4998. About 65,664 shares traded. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has risen 58.49% since February 16, 2017 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 $678.25 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 22.65 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.

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 had 11 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 16 by TheStreet. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, June 16. The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by DA Davidson. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, June 27. The rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest on Wednesday, October 12 to “Sector Weight”.

More notable recent Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Nanometrics Expands Position in Advanced Memory Devices with Atlas for Thin …” on July 10, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Nanometrics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results” published on February 06, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Nanometrics Selected for Fab-Wide Process Control Metrology by Domestic China …” on February 06, 2018. More interesting news about Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Nanometrics Announces Preliminary Results for the Third Quarter of 2017” published on October 12, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Nanometrics Incorporated Stock Plunged Today” with publication date: May 03, 2017.

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