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Nanometrics (NANO) Reaches $38.39 52-Week High; Nwi Management LP Has Cut Its Twitter (TWTR) Position

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The stock of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) hit a new 52-week high and has $41.08 target or 7.00% above today’s $38.39 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $917.16 million company. The 1-year high was reported on May, 16 by Barchart.com. If the $41.08 price target is reached, the company will be worth $64.20M more. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $38.39. About 80,905 shares traded. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has declined 8.89% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.44% the S&P500.

Nwi Management Lp decreased Twitter Inc (TWTR) stake by 51.26% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Nwi Management Lp sold 1.91M shares as Twitter Inc (TWTR)’s stock rose 14.76%. The Nwi Management Lp holds 1.81M shares with $43.57M value, down from 3.72 million last quarter. Twitter Inc now has $24.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.0853 during the last trading session, reaching $32.8353. About 6.71M shares traded. Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has risen 87.26% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.71% the S&P500.

More notable recent Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Stock Overbought” on May 16, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Stock Consolidating” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Twitter: NewFronts Bonanza” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Twitter (TWTR) Presents at 46th Annual JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference …” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Tiger Global’s 13F Shows New Stake in Twitter (TWTR), Mercado (MELI), Increases Stake in Amazon (AMZN) (more…)” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Nwi Management Lp increased Health Care Select Sector (XLV) stake by 25,000 shares to 61,000 valued at $5.04M in 2017Q4. It also upped Wynn Resorts Ltd (NASDAQ:WYNN) stake by 30,000 shares and now owns 120,000 shares. Equities was raised too.

Analysts await Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.07 earnings per share, up 450.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $-0.02 per share. TWTR’s profit will be $52.49 million for 117.27 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Twitter, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.22% negative EPS growth.

Among 55 analysts covering Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), 13 have Buy rating, 11 Sell and 31 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Twitter had 238 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Thursday, July 23. UBS upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 27 report. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The firm has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, June 21. Barclays Capital maintained Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) on Wednesday, July 29 with “Equal Weight” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Aegis Capital. The rating was downgraded by Pivotal Research to “Hold” on Thursday, January 12. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of TWTR in report on Monday, September 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Wednesday, April 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 20 by SunTrust.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 48 investors sold TWTR shares while 116 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 391.71 million shares or 9.95% more from 356.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Earnest Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 291 shares. Perigon Wealth Management Ltd Llc stated it has 74 shares. Moreover, Peregrine Asset Advisers Incorporated has 1.36% invested in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Benjamin F Edwards Co owns 4,622 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Tudor Inv Et Al accumulated 0.02% or 25,719 shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt holds 0.01% or 1,262 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag owns 3.56M shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Citadel Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.15M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Shell Asset Mngmt owns 39,719 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Oppenheimer And Com Incorporated holds 93,792 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Management, a Illinois-based fund reported 161,239 shares. Rockland Trust invested 0.03% in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). 52,131 were accumulated by Savings Bank Of Montreal Can. Clearbridge Limited Liability Corp reported 0.77% of its portfolio in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Raymond James Financial Service Advsr, Florida-based fund reported 257,440 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Nanometrics has $3600 highest and $19 lowest target. $27.75’s average target is -27.72% below currents $38.39 stock price. Nanometrics had 13 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. DA Davidson upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, November 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NANO in report on Wednesday, May 2 with “Buy” rating. TheStreet downgraded Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) on Friday, October 16 to “Sell” rating. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Wednesday, October 12.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $5.90 million activity. $575,200 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares were sold by Stultz Timothy J. 1,500 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) shares with value of $52,938 were sold by Taylor Janet Therese. Heidrich Kevin sold $67,190 worth of stock or 2,546 shares. Kocher Rollin had sold 339 shares worth $8,451 on Tuesday, January 2. Rhine Bruce C had sold 50,000 shares worth $1.76 million on Friday, May 4. Shares for $362,800 were sold by BENTLEY J THOMAS. Borowicz Stanislaw M. also sold $6,881 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) on Tuesday, January 2.

Analysts await Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.66 EPS, up 120.00% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.3 per share. NANO’s profit will be $15.77 million for 14.54 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Nanometrics Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.49% negative EPS growth.

Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $917.16 million. It offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; and integrated metrology systems that are installed onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements. It has a 32.81 P/E ratio. The company's materials characterization products include systems that are used to monitor the physical, optical, electrical, and material characteristics of discrete electronic industry, opto-electronic, high brightness LEDs, solar photovoltaics, compound semiconductor, strained silicon, and silicon-on-insulator devices, including composition, crystal structure, layer thickness, dopant concentration, contamination, and electron mobility.

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