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Long or Short: Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ: VECO)


Veeco Instruments is part of the semiconductors industry and is in the technology sector. The company CEO is John R. Peeler. Veeco Instruments Inc is a semiconductor manufacturer. It develops thin film equipment, which is used in making electronic devices including LED, power electronics, wireless devises and hard disk drives.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VECO stock showed a previous change of -2.02% with an open at 10.76 and a close of 10.69. It reached an intraday high of 10.80 and a low of 10.25.

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The stock has a market cap of $510.9m with 47.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 43.5m shares. Trading volume reached 414,034 shares compared to its average volume of 350,138 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Veeco Instruments shares returned 5.74% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 49.93%. Over three months, it changed 19.04%. In one year it has changed -37.12% and within that year its 52-week high was 20.55 and its 52-week low was 6.27. VECO stock is 70.49% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 11.86 and a 50 day moving average of 8.42. Currently VECO stock is trading -9.90% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.97 that ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.23. The TTM EPS is 0.30, which comes to a TTM PE of 35.63.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.05
06-30-2018:  0.05
03-31-2018:  0.10
12-31-2017:  0.10

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 140.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.20

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -37.36%, return on assets is -21.64%, profit margin is -59.22%, price-to-sales is 1.18 and price-to-book is 0.84.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
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