Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) experienced unusually high volume on Dec. 21, as the stock lost 2.68% to a closing price of $15.26. The stock saw 158,377 shares trade hands over the course of the day on 687 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 75,178 shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.
Nanometrics Incorporated has a P/B ratio of 1.97. The stock has traded between $18.71 and $11.91 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $14.61, and its 200-day SMA $14.99.
Nanometrics Inc along with its subsidiaries provides process control metrology and inspection systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, high-brightness LEDs, discrete components and data storage devices.
Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, Nanometrics Incorporated has 525 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Timothy J. Stultz.
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