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Shares of Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen analysts that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings News reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $39.63.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VECO shares. Analysts at Summit Research reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Veeco Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, August 20th. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Veeco Instruments in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.50. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Veeco Instruments in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $43.00.

Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $95.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.84 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.11) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Veeco Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:VECO) designs, manufactures and markets equipment to make light emitting diodes (LEDs), hard-disk drives, as well as for emerging applications such as concentrator photovoltaics, power semiconductors, wireless components, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and other next-generation devices.

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