NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Rudolph Technologies

(Nasdaq:

RTEC

) were gapping down Tuesday morning with an open price 13.2% lower than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $8.64 Monday and opened today's trading at $7.50.

The average volume for Rudolph has been 325,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rudolph has a market cap of $271.9 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

electronics

industry. Shares are up 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells process control defect inspection, metrology, and process control software systems to microelectronics device manufacturers. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rudolph as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. You can view the full

Rudolph Ratings Report

.

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