An Insider Keira Krausz Unloaded 5000 shares of Nutrisystem, Inc. (NTRI); Rudolph Tech (RTEC) Sellers Increased By 45.51% Their Shorts

Rudolph Tech Incorporated (NYSE:RTEC) had an increase of 45.51% in short interest. RTEC’s SI was 394,200 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 45.51% from 270,900 shares previously. With 324,200 avg volume, 1 days are for Rudolph Tech Incorporated (NYSE:RTEC)’s short sellers to cover RTEC’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $24.15. About 136,539 shares traded. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) has risen 79.97% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.27% the S&P500.

Keira Krausz, the Chief Marketing Officer of Nutri System Inc made insider trade for 5,000 shares with an average price-per-share of $51.0 in the ‘s company, that are with a total value of $254,823 U.S Dollars. In the last month, she also unloaded 10,000 shares valued at $511,968 USD. This insider trade, was performed on 12-01-2018. It’s available at the SEC’s website and can be seen at this page. The chance of this deal staying disregarded is nil as it’s new, with the Chief Marketing Officer now having in hand 70,463 shares — that is 0.24% of the Company’s total market cap.

Among 6 analysts covering Rudolph Tech (NYSE:RTEC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Rudolph Tech had 14 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse downgraded Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) on Monday, January 9 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $15.0 target in Thursday, January 14 report. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 23 report. The rating was upgraded by Dougherty & Company to “Buy” on Wednesday, April 19. Credit Suisse downgraded Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) on Tuesday, May 2 to “Underperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, May 3. The stock of Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Barrington Research on Tuesday, August 4. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, June 16 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of RTEC in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Underperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 18 investors sold Rudolph Technologies, Inc. shares while 60 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 28.02 million shares or 1.14% more from 27.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eagle Asset Management holds 0.07% or 474,579 shares. Amer Century Companies, Missouri-based fund reported 223,046 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 82,890 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Systematic Finance L P holds 0.05% or 94,596 shares. State Street holds 0% or 879,921 shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Invest Ptnrs holds 0% or 2,742 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) for 49,972 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 27,603 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 0% or 41,084 shares. Gagnon Securities Limited Co holds 399,394 shares. Tower Rech (Trc) reported 0.01% in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC). Perritt Capital Mgmt reported 69,500 shares. 1.76 million were reported by Vanguard Grp. Moreover, Sei Invests has 0% invested in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC). Zacks Management invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC).

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, makes, and supports process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used in microelectronic device manufacturing. The company has market cap of $762.82 million. The firm also offers process and yield management solutions used in wafer processing and final manufacturing through standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements. It has a 19.46 P/E ratio. In addition, it provides spare parts.

Nutrisystem, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides weight management services and products for women and men in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.57 billion. The firm offers Nutrisystem program that consists of approximately 150 portion-controlled items, which serve as the foundation of a low glycemic index diet. It has a 28.66 P/E ratio. The Company’s programs comprise Nutrisystem D, a program designed for people with type 2 diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes who want to lose weight and manage their diabetes; Turbo10 program, a program that deliver up to a 10-pound weight loss and a reduction of 5 inches overall in the first month of dieting; The Lean13, a program designed to deliver weight loss of up to 13 pounds and 7 inches in the first month; South Beach Diet, a structured meal delivery weight-loss program; and 5-day kit, a kit for individuals with or at risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as SmartCarb and PowerFuel products, including blueberry muffins, cinnamon buns, vanilla shakes, chocolate shakes, and chocolate chip cookie packs.

Analysts await Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 37.93% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.29 per share. NTRI’s profit will be $11.92M for 32.81 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual earnings per share reported by Nutrisystem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.37% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 24 investors sold Nutrisystem, Inc. shares while 75 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 31.75 million shares or 0.50% less from 31.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity reported 5,030 shares. Renaissance Limited Liability reported 2.03 million shares. Connors Investor Svcs Inc owns 38,183 shares. Banced Corp holds 0.74% of its portfolio in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) for 7,599 shares. Moreover, Alps Advsr has 0% invested in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 1,319 shares. Carroll Financial Assocs Inc stated it has 45 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Guggenheim Capital Ltd has 93,983 shares. Capital Fund has 31,500 shares. Aqr Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). First Tru L P has invested 0.01% in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Driehaus Ltd Llc has 0.04% invested in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Growth Limited Partnership reported 0.04% stake. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board invested in 0% or 18,883 shares. 62,090 were accumulated by Scholtz & Co Ltd Co.

The stock increased 1.84% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $52.5. About 297,810 shares traded. Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) has risen 92.84% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 76.14% the S&P500.