Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) VP Robert Alan Koch sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.31, for a total transaction of $92,085.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) traded down $0.35 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $26.40. 189,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 228,561. The company has a market capitalization of $844.95, a PE ratio of 26.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.08. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $18.85 and a 52-week high of $28.10.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $66.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.25 million. Rudolph Technologies had a net margin of 15.99% and a return on equity of 10.49%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.29 EPS. analysts predict that Rudolph Technologies, Inc. will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a report on Monday, September 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rudolph Technologies presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.00.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Kalos Management Inc. bought a new position in Rudolph Technologies in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA raised its holdings in Rudolph Technologies by 4.3% in the 3rd quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 294,878 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $7,755,000 after buying an additional 12,154 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. bought a new position in Rudolph Technologies in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $139,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its holdings in Rudolph Technologies by 29.5% in the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 403,284 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $10,606,000 after buying an additional 91,751 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its holdings in Rudolph Technologies by 7.4% in the 3rd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 163,831 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $4,272,000 after buying an additional 11,358 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.02% of the company’s stock.

About Rudolph Technologies

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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