Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.15

Media stories about Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.4149942612504 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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NYSE:RTEC opened at $29.00 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $907.15, a P/E ratio of 27.88, a PEG ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.01. Rudolph Technologies has a 52-week low of $21.00 and a 52-week high of $30.85.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $60.08 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.79 million. Rudolph Technologies had a return on equity of 11.08% and a net margin of 12.90%. Rudolph Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.21 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Rudolph Technologies will post 1.47 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on RTEC shares. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Sidoti upgraded Rudolph Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Rudolph Technologies from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, B. Riley increased their price objective on Rudolph Technologies from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.67.

In other Rudolph Technologies news, insider Steven R. Roth sold 18,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.01, for a total value of $468,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,073 shares in the company, valued at $1,926,638.73. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Steven D. Gardner sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.21, for a total value of $151,260.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 37,102 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $935,341.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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