Shares of the chip equipment makers were flying high in midday trading after
said yesterday it beat analysts' earnings expectations and
disclosed plans to boost its capital spending.
was up $4.56, or 10.3%, to $49, and Novellus gained $6.13, or 15.8%, to $44.88 in recent
, which yesterday reported earnings that
missed estimates by a penny, leaped $3, or 8.2%, to $39.69 in recent
New York Stock Exchange
soared $16.31, or 20.4%, to $96.31 on the Nasdaq.
, which is set to report earnings today, rose $7.31, or 19.7%, to $44.50, and
jumped $3.19, or 15.8%, to $23.38, also on the Nasdaq.