News stories about Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ:NVMI) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nova Measuring Instruments earned a daily sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44.888611456746 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ:NVMI) opened at $24.37 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $707.48, a PE ratio of 14.86 and a beta of 0.77. Nova Measuring Instruments has a 52 week low of $15.08 and a 52 week high of $31.88.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Benchmark restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Nova Measuring Instruments in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nova Measuring Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nova Measuring Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Nova Measuring Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Nova Measuring Instruments in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.75.
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Nova Measuring Instruments Company Profile
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. provides metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company offers in-line Optical and x-ray stand-alone metrology systems, as well as integrated optical metrology systems, which are attached directly to wafer fabrication process equipment. Its metrology systems measure various film thickness and composition properties, as well as critical-dimension (CD) variables during various front-end and back-end of line steps in the semiconductor wafer fabrication process.
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