NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Rudolph Technologies

(Nasdaq:

RTEC

) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $6.89, below its previous 52-week low of $6.98 with 343,669 shares traded as of 2:22 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 329,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Rudolph has a market cap of $247.4 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

electronics

industry. Shares are down 15.2% 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 7.6, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rudolph as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full

Rudolph Ratings Report

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