Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.12

Press coverage about Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rudolph Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.7349013339592 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on RTEC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, June 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.20.

Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) traded up 2.09% during trading on Friday, reaching $21.95. 264,146 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $23.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $23.26. The firm has a market cap of $692.30 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.15 and a beta of 1.08. Rudolph Technologies has a 12 month low of $16.80 and a 12 month high of $27.30.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $67.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.60 million. Rudolph Technologies had a return on equity of 10.36% and a net margin of 13.02%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.31 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Rudolph Technologies will post $1.17 EPS for the current year.

In other Rudolph Technologies news, VP Silveira Elvino M. Da sold 3,439 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.71, for a total value of $84,977.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 43,065 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,064,136.15. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John R. Whitten sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.33, for a total value of $243,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 43,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,053,489. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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