Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NVMI) Reaches $24.49 After 6.00% Up Move; Taser International (TASR)’s Sentiment Is 1.22

June 19, 2017 - By Darrin Black

The stock of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) is a huge mover today! About 100,358 shares traded. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) has risen 118.55% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 101.85% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $665.64M company. It was reported on Jun, 19 by Barchart.com. We have $25.96 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:NVMI worth $39.94 million more.

Axon Enterprise, Inc., formerly TASER International, Inc., is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of conducted electrical weapons for use by law enforcement, military, corrections and private security personnel, and by private individuals for personal defense. The company has market cap of $1.38 billion. It is also engaged in development of connected wearable on-officer cameras. It has a 73.85 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: the sale of CEWs, accessories, and other related services and products (the TASER Weapons segment), and the Axon business, focused on devices, wearables, applications, cloud and mobile products (the Axon segment).

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. provides metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The company has market cap of $665.64 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 71.03 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.

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) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 9 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 15 by Benchmark. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy” on Friday, January 27. On Wednesday, November 30 the stock rating was initiated by Benchmark with “Buy”. On Monday, February 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, July 29.

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. Ativo Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 83,436 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. 305 were reported by Natl Bank Of America Corporation De. Spark Investment Management Ltd Com stated it has 0.01% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Fortaleza Asset has invested 0.28% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag invested 0% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). 186,445 are held by Acadian Asset Ltd. Wellington Mgmt Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership owns 1.84 million shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Comm reported 2,590 shares. Glenmede Communication Na has 0% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Pnc Fincl Services Gru invested in 0% or 27,891 shares. Argent Management Limited Liability Company holds 227,470 shares. Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Clal Insur Holdings reported 898,420 shares stake. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Renaissance Tech Llc reported 2.07M shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of TASER’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating TASER, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $27.0 while the high is $35.0. The stock’s average target of $31 is 21.52% above today’s ($25.51) share price. TASR was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 3, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Monday, October 3. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35.0 target in Thursday, November 10 report. Imperial Capital initiated the shares of TASR in report on Friday, October 14 with “Outperform” rating.

About 88,798 shares traded. Axon Enterprise Inc (TASR) has 0.00% since June 19, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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