Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.13

News headlines about Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rudolph Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.8932633665909 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

RTEC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. B. Riley raised their target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies from $33.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a research note on Friday, March 16th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Rudolph Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.80.

Rudolph Technologies opened at $32.50 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a market cap of $1.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.04. Rudolph Technologies has a one year low of $21.10 and a one year high of $33.15.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $73.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $68.94 million. Rudolph Technologies had a net margin of 15.28% and a return on equity of 12.99%. The business’s revenue was up 20.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Rudolph Technologies will post 1.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Leo Berlinghieri sold 4,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.31, for a total value of $135,702.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 22,600 shares in the company, valued at $730,206. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John R. Whitten sold 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.67, for a total transaction of $199,521.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 30,030 shares in the company, valued at approximately $951,050.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 20,500 shares of company stock worth $659,823 over the last three months. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

About Rudolph Technologies

Rudolph Technologies, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and supports process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used in microelectronic device manufacturing. The company also offers process and yield management solutions used in wafer processing facilities, and device packaging and test facilities manufacturing through standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements.

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