Veeco Instruments Stock Hits New 52-Week High (VECO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Veeco Instruments (Nasdaq: VECO) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $42.39, above its previous 52-week high of $41.80 with 94,507 shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 731,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Veeco Instruments has a market cap of $1.55 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various equipments to make light emitting diodes (LEDs) and hard-disk drives worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Veeco Instruments as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Veeco Instruments Ratings Report.

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