Novellus Systems Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NVLS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Novellus Systems (Nasdaq: NVLS) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $44.50, above its previous 52-week high of $44.40 with 1.7 million shares traded as of 1:05 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Novellus Systems has a market cap of $2.84 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Novellus Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company operates in two segments, Semiconductor Group and Industrial Applications Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 12.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Novellus Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Novellus Systems Ratings Report.

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