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What: Shares of Ultratech (NASDAQ: UTEK ) got ultra crushed today, down by 18% at the low, following a first-quarter earnings release that didn’t meet expectations.
So what: Revenue in the first quarter totaled $60.6 million, which didn’t stack up favorably to the $65.3 million in sales that investors were hoping for. Ultratech posted net income of $13.7 million, or $0.48 per share, which was just a penny shy of the $0.49 per share profit the Street was modeling for. CEO Arthur W. Zafiropoulo’s comments may have also rattled investors.
Now what: Zafiropoulo said that results were in line with expectations, but reiterated that the near-term outlook is uncertain and “will be challenging.” However, the executive believes that conditions will improve during the second half of the year from anticipated increases in semiconductor capital equipment spending. For now, investors seem to be moving to the sidelines until things get better.
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Westinghouse Solar, Inc.(NASDAQ: WEST) closing price in the stock market Tuesday, Jan. 3, was $0.37. WEST is trading -97.45% below its 50 day moving average and -97.45% below its 200 day moving average. WEST is -98.15% below its 52-week high of $20.00 and 11.51% above its 52-week low of $0.37. WEST‘s PE ratio is N/A and its market cap is $5.12M.
Westinghouse Solar, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, integration, and installation of solar power systems under the Westinghouse name. WEST offers its solar power systems for residential and commercial customers.
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- [By Stock Chaser]
Shares of Novadel Pharma Inc. (OTCBB:NVDL) are up 63% in midday trading at $0.08 with an intraday high of $0.11. NVDL has traded nearly 5 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of around 800 thousand shares. Novadel released their financials on April 2.