-- Rudolph Technologies



) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and support of process control metrology, defect inspection, and data analysis systems used by semiconductor device manufacturers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 13.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.4. Rudolph has a market cap of $366.1 million and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are up 41.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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