Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Rudolph Technologies

(

RTEC

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Rudolph Technologies as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • RTEC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $2.5 million.
  • RTEC has traded 41.552199999999999135980033315718173980712890625 options contracts today.
  • RTEC is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • RTEC has a PE ratio of 51.
  • RTEC is mentioned 0.48 times per day on StockTwits.
  • RTEC has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • RTEC is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • RTEC is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • RTEC is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • RTEC is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on RTEC:

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supports defect inspection, advanced packaging lithography, thin film metrology, and data analysis systems and software used in microelectronics device manufacturers. RTEC has a PE ratio of 51. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Rudolph Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Rudolph Technologies has been 224,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rudolph has a market cap of $401.9 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The stock has a beta of 1.21 and a short float of 6.6% with 9.40 days to cover. Shares are up 25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Rudolph Technologies as a

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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 12.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 38.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • RTEC's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.21 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 5.02, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income increased by 236.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$4.41 million to $6.03 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 160.45% to $2.94 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -30.92%.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 246.15% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 42.01% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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