Rudolph Technologies Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) VP Thomas Sonderman sold 1,000 shares of Rudolph Technologies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.88, for a total value of $18,880.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 15,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $288,373.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Rudolph Technologies Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) traded up 1.969% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $19.425. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 136,267 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $18.03 and its 200 day moving average is $16.48. Rudolph Technologies Inc. has a 52 week low of $11.17 and a 52 week high of $19.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $602.49 million, a P/E ratio of 18.360 and a beta of 1.28.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 7th. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.29. Rudolph Technologies had a net margin of 14.67% and a return on equity of 8.96%. The company earned $61.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.38 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. Rudolph Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Rudolph Technologies Inc. will post $0.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC)

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RTEC. WCM Investment Management CA acquired a new stake in shares of Rudolph Technologies during the second quarter valued at $4,391,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 621.3% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 277,101 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,916,000 after buying an additional 238,685 shares during the period. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Rudolph Technologies during the second quarter valued at $3,590,000. First Quadrant L P CA increased its stake in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 811.2% in the third quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 215,944 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,831,000 after buying an additional 192,244 shares during the period. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 41.4% in the third quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 611,731 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,852,000 after buying an additional 179,249 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.80% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on RTEC shares. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.50 price target on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Rudolph Technologies from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Finally, Dougherty & Co lowered Rudolph Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Rudolph Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.50.

Rudolph Technologies Company Profile

Rudolph Technologies, Inc (Rudolph) is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, packaging lithography, thin film metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronics device manufacturers. The Company operates in a segment of the design, development, manufacture and support of process control defect inspection and metrology; packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronics device manufacturers.

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