Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) EPS Estimated At $0.28

October 13, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) EPS Estimated At $0.28
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.66 in 2017Q1. It dropped, 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.
Arrowstreet L P accumulated 0% or 24,116 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America Corp De has 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 57,375 shares. Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership invested 0.01% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Ahl Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.01% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Hbk Invests Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% or 37,100 shares. Smith Asset Mgmt Gru L P holds 88,060 shares. Numeric Investors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.02% or 84,790 shares. 16,667 are held by Alps Advsrs. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 26,313 shares. Metropolitan Life has 17,760 shares. 47,108 are owned by Macquarie Group. Us Bank De accumulated 0% or 1,022 shares. Moreover, Sei Invests has 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 28 shares. Spark Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO).

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $1.23 million activity. Borowicz Stanislaw M. had sold 751 shares worth $20,390 on Friday, May 19. On Saturday, May 27 Kocher Rollin sold $61,003 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) or 2,181 shares. $288,300 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) was sold by Rhine Bruce C on Friday, May 5. Another trade for 969 shares valued at $26,308 was sold by Heidrich Kevin.

Wall Street await Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) to release earnings on October, 26. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.28, down exactly $0.05 or 15.15 % from 2014’s $0.33 EPS. The expected NANO’s profit could reach $7.14 million giving the stock 25.60 P/E in the case that $0.28 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.30 EPS for the previous quarter, Nanometrics Incorporated’s analysts now forecast -6.67 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $28.67. About 94,804 shares traded. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has risen 58.49% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.79% the S&P500.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Nanometrics had 8 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Friday, October 16 to “Sell”. The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Pacific Crest. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NANO in report on Monday, June 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 10 by DA Davidson.

Nanometrics Incorporated is a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, including sensors, optoelectronic devices, high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), discretes and data storages components. The company has market cap of $730.95 million. The Company’s automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, topography and various thin film properties, including three-dimensional features and film thickness, as well as optical, electrical and material properties. It has a 15.27 P/E ratio. The Company’s process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to production of semiconductors and other devices, to three-dimensional wafer-level packaging applications.

More important recent Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Nanometrics Announces Preliminary Results for the Third Quarter of 2017” on October 12, 2017, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Nanometrics to Participate in the 9th Annual CEO Investor Summit 2017”, Globenewswire.com published: “Nanometrics Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz” on May 24, 2017. More interesting news about Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Nanometrics Incorporated Stock Plunged Today” with publication date: May 03, 2017.

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