Entegris (NASDAQ: ENTG) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/5/2017 – Entegris was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/31/2017 – Entegris was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Entegris is a leading provider of materials management solutions to the microelectronics industry including, in particular, the semiconductor manufacturing and disk manufacturing markets. The company’s materials management solutions for the semiconductor industry assure the integrity of materials as they are handled, stored, processed and transported throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process. These solutions enable customers to protect their investment in work-in-process and finished devices. “
  • 7/30/2017 – Entegris had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $28.00.
  • 7/28/2017 – Entegris had its price target raised by analysts at Dougherty & Co from $27.50 to $30.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Entegris was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/13/2017 – Entegris had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $26.00.
  • 7/5/2017 – Entegris is now covered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They set a “hold” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Entegris was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Entegris is a leading provider of materials management solutions to the microelectronics industry including, in particular, the semiconductor manufacturing and disk manufacturing markets. The company’s materials management solutions for the semiconductor industry assure the integrity of materials as they are handled, stored, processed and transported throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process. These solutions enable customers to protect their investment in work-in-process and finished devices. “
  • 6/23/2017 – Entegris was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/14/2017 – Entegris was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.

Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) traded up 1.42% during trading on Monday, hitting $25.00. 162,663 shares of the company were exchanged. Entegris, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.73 and a 12 month high of $27.20. The company has a market capitalization of $3.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.73 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a 50-day moving average of $24.18 and a 200-day moving average of $23.01.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The semiconductor company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.05. Entegris had a net margin of 9.63% and a return on equity of 17.04%. The firm had revenue of $329 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $324.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.28 earnings per share. Entegris’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Entegris, Inc. will post $1.28 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director James P. Lederer sold 3,391 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.78, for a total transaction of $84,028.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,735 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $241,233.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Daniel W. Christman sold 3,408 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.51, for a total transaction of $80,122.08. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 81,689 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,920,508.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 79,268 shares of company stock valued at $2,043,872 in the last ninety days. 1.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).

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