Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) will release its earnings data after the market closes on Tuesday, August 1st. Analysts expect Nanometrics to post earnings of $0.31 per share for the quarter. Nanometrics has set its Q2 guidance at $0.28-$0.34 EPS.

Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.05. Nanometrics had a return on equity of 12.17% and a net margin of 19.71%. The business had revenue of $59.31 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $59.15 million. On average, analysts expect Nanometrics to post $1.22 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.64 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) traded down 3.09% on Thursday, reaching $27.26. 75,252 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $688.34 million, a PE ratio of 15.09 and a beta of 1.72. Nanometrics Incorporated has a 12 month low of $18.65 and a 12 month high of $32.42. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $26.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $27.61.

Several equities analysts have commented on NANO shares. Stifel Nicolaus raised Nanometrics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $29.00 to $31.00 in a research report on Friday, June 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Benchmark Co. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective (up previously from $30.00) on shares of Nanometrics in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Nanometrics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th.

In other news, Director Bruce C. Rhine sold 10,000 shares of Nanometrics stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.47, for a total value of $294,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 736,561 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,706,452.67. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Timothy J. Stultz sold 20,000 shares of Nanometrics stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.30, for a total value of $526,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 300,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,907,121.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 57,124 shares of company stock valued at $1,551,599. 6.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Nanometrics Company Profile

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 (HB) light emitting diodes (LEDs), discretes and data storages components.

Earnings History for Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO)

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