Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NVMI) Reaches $24.51 After 4.00% Up Move, Enterprise Bancorp (EBTC) Has 2.08 Sentiment

July 17, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm of Enterprise Bank and Trust Company . The company has market cap of $390.63 million. The Firm is engaged in the business of gathering deposits from the general public and investing primarily in loans and investment securities and utilizing the resulting cash flows to conduct operations, expand the branch network, and pay dividends to stockholders. It has a 19.74 P/E ratio. Through the Bank and its subsidiaries, the Company offers a range of commercial and consumer loan products, deposit products and cash management services.

The stock of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) is a huge mover today! About 236,738 shares traded. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) has risen 118.55% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 101.85% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $683.96 million company. It was reported on Jul, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $25.49 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:NVMI worth $27.36 million more.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.9 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.24, from 2.14 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 3 investors sold Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. 8.33 million shares or 3.18% more from 8.07 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Kennedy Cap Mngmt stated it has 350,711 shares. Renaissance Technologies Llc has 2.07 million shares. Eagle Global Advisors Lc invested in 0.01% or 37,000 shares. Comml Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 305 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0% or 15,486 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 0% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) for 20,211 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 186,445 shares. Tower Research Cap Limited Liability Corp (Trc) has 1,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer & Comm Inc holds 101,270 shares. Perritt Cap Mgmt holds 10,800 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Spark Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 12,800 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Needham Inv Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 410,000 shares. Thompson Davis & has invested 0% of its portfolio in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Seizert Cap Prns Limited Liability holds 0.14% or 292,066 shares in its portfolio. Clal Insurance Enterprises Limited invested in 898,420 shares or 0.22% of the stock.

Analysts await Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) to report earnings on August, 2 before the open. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 185.71% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.14 per share. NVMI’s profit will be $11.16 million for 15.32 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Nova Measuring (NASDAQ:NVMI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Nova Measuring had 8 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Wednesday, November 30. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 15 by Benchmark. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of NVMI in report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, February 27. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, October 9.

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. provides metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The company has market cap of $683.96 million. The Firm offers in-line Optical and x-ray stand-alone metrology systems, as well as integrated optical metrology systems, which are attached directly to wafer fabrication process equipment. It has a 71.08 P/E ratio. The Company’s metrology systems measure various film thickness and composition properties, as well as critical-dimension variables during various front-end and back-end of line steps in the semiconductor wafer fabrication process.

About 3,151 shares traded. Enterprise Bancorp, Inc (EBTC) has risen 35.88% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.18% the S&P500.

Banc Funds Co Llc holds 0.49% of its portfolio in Enterprise Bancorp, Inc for 308,137 shares. Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Inc Ma owns 31,306 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cetera Advisors Llc has 0.1% invested in the company for 33,719 shares. The Texas-based Bridgeway Capital Management Inc has invested 0.05% in the stock. American Research & Management Co., a Massachusetts-based fund reported 3,196 shares.

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