Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) Shorted Shares Decreased By 7.72%

July 17, 2017 - By test

 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) Shorted Shares Decreased By 7.72%

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.7 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 1.89 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 11 investors sold Nanometrics Incorporated shares while 36 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 19.54 million shares or 0.21% less from 19.58 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Kbc Grp Nv has invested 0.01% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Cortina Asset Ltd Liability has 0.35% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Brown Brothers Harriman And holds 0% or 8,512 shares in its portfolio. Strs Ohio has invested 0% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Sentinel Asset Mgmt invested in 261,869 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, New York-based fund reported 4,186 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans reported 13,450 shares stake. 19,254 are owned by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Vanguard Grp has invested 0% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Great West Life Assurance Co Can has invested 0% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Mufg Americas Hldgs stated it has 0% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Prelude has 2,651 shares. Geode Cap Management Llc owns 242,353 shares. Tfs Cap Ltd Company owns 21,682 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated holds 0% or 54 shares in its portfolio.

Since January 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 21 sales for $3.16 million activity. Shares for $5,431 were sold by Borowicz Stanislaw M. on Tuesday, February 14. 2,181 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares with value of $61,003 were sold by Kocher Rollin. 7,588 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares with value of $197,288 were sold by Heidrich Kevin. 1,432 shares valued at $40,010 were sold by Taylor Janet Therese on Wednesday, February 22. Shares for $288,300 were sold by Rhine Bruce C. Stultz Timothy J also sold $538,600 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares. Andreson Jeff had sold 3,520 shares worth $98,349 on Wednesday, February 22.

The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) registered a decrease of 7.72% in short interest. NANO’s total short interest was 527,100 shares in July as published by FINRA. Its down 7.72% from 571,200 shares, reported previously. With 243,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their NANO’s short positions. The short interest to Nanometrics Incorporated’s float is 2.23%.

About 133,437 shares traded. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has risen 58.49% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.79% the S&P500.

Nanometrics Incorporated is a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, including sensors, optoelectronic devices, high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), discretes and data storages components. The company has market cap of $686.70 million. The Company’s automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, topography and various thin film properties, including three-dimensional features and film thickness, as well as optical, electrical and material properties. It has a 14.94 P/E ratio. The Company’s process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to production of semiconductors and other devices, to three-dimensional wafer-level packaging applications.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Nanometrics had 7 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by DA Davidson. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $25 target in Wednesday, November 23 report. The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 16 by TheStreet. Pacific Crest downgraded the shares of NANO in report on Wednesday, October 12 to “Sector Weight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus.

More notable recent Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Nanometrics Offers A Variation On A Familiar Theme” on January 10, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “UPDATE — Nanometrics Expands Position in Advanced Memory Devices with Atlas …” published on July 10, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Nanometrics to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference” on December 22, 2016. More interesting news about Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Nanometrics Incorporated Stock Plunged Today” published on May 03, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Nanometrics Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz” with publication date: May 24, 2017.

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