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Vaughan David Investments Upped Its Travelers Companies (TRV) Holding; Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) Sentiment Is 1.03

Vaughan David Investments Inc increased Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) stake by 1454.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vaughan David Investments Inc acquired 205,591 shares as Travelers Companies Inc (TRV)’s stock declined 0.95%. The Vaughan David Investments Inc holds 219,728 shares with $26.39M value, up from 14,137 last quarter. Travelers Companies Inc now has $37.55B valuation. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $137.21. About 161,712 shares traded. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has risen 9.71% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.99% the S&P500.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, makes, and supports process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used in microelectronic device manufacturing. The company has market cap of $890.75 million. The firm also offers process and yield management solutions used in wafer processing and final manufacturing through standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements. It has a 22.72 P/E ratio. In addition, it provides spare parts.

Among 16 analysts covering Travelers (NYSE:TRV), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Travelers had 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of TRV in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $120.0 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 19 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating in Thursday, January 5 report. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Bank of America upgraded the shares of TRV in report on Tuesday, June 28 to “Buy” rating.

Vaughan David Investments Inc decreased Honeywell Internatl Inc (NYSE:HON) stake by 245,333 shares to 2,730 valued at $404,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) stake by 1,735 shares and now owns 136,922 shares. Transcanada Corp (NYSE:TRP) was reduced too.

Gagnon Advisors Llc holds 5.77% of its portfolio in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. for 289,547 shares. Tanaka Capital Management Inc owns 69,555 shares or 4.08% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gagnon Securities Llc has 3.76% invested in the company for 399,394 shares. The California-based Malaga Cove Capital Llc has invested 1.96% in the stock. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc, a Oregon-based fund reported 148,674 shares.

Analysts await Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 22.22% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.18 per share. RTEC’s profit will be $6.95 million for 32.05 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual earnings per share reported by Rudolph Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.43% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.17% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $28.2. About 51,265 shares traded. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC) has risen 79.97% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.27% the S&P500.

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