First National Bank of Omaha Invests $782,000 in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)

First National Bank of Omaha purchased a new position in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 23,970 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $782,000.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nanometrics by 30.4% during the third quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 205,393 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $6,700,000 after acquiring an additional 47,836 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Nanometrics by 4.0% in the third quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 23,913 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $852,000 after buying an additional 918 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Nanometrics by 48.6% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 46,178 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,506,000 after buying an additional 15,111 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Nanometrics by 4.3% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 75,554 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,465,000 after buying an additional 3,087 shares during the period. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D bought a new stake in shares of Nanometrics in the third quarter valued at approximately $2,234,000. 90.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NANO has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nanometrics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. ValuEngine cut Nanometrics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Nanometrics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 4th. Finally, Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 price target on shares of Nanometrics in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $40.00.

Shares of NANO stock opened at $35.33 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 5.34, a quick ratio of 4.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The stock has a market cap of $877.19 million, a P/E ratio of 14.91 and a beta of 1.64. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $33.68 and a 200 day simple moving average of $31.97. Nanometrics Incorporated has a 1 year low of $25.52 and a 1 year high of $38.60.

Nanometrics Company Profile

Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, and industrial and scientific applications worldwide. The company offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress metrology for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; and integrated metrology systems that are installed onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements.

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