Analysts See $0.15 EPS for Photronics, Inc. (PLAB)

July 14, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.26, from 1.08 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 10 investors sold Photronics, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 63.81 million shares or 3.64% less from 66.22 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Moreover, Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Com has 0% invested in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) for 644,990 shares. Moreover, Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). California Employees Retirement System owns 784,677 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 11,833 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund, Texas-based fund reported 45,923 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc, Illinois-based fund reported 23,517 shares. Profund Limited Liability Co owns 12,675 shares. Pillar Pacific Cap Ltd Liability reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Catawba Capital Mgmt Va stated it has 20,640 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Limited Liability Com invested in 156,507 shares. New York-based Mackay Shields Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 22,206 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt has invested 0% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Alliancebernstein L P stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). D E Shaw has 921,749 shares.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 16 insider sales for $4.22 million activity. Another trade for 1,040 shares valued at $10,244 was sold by TYSON MITCHELL G. On Friday, February 16 the insider MACRICOSTAS CONSTANTINE S sold $3.09M. The insider Burr Richelle E sold $17,400. $30,000 worth of Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) was sold by FIEDEROWICZ WALTER M. $19,887 worth of stock was sold by Progler Christopher J on Monday, July 2. 1,000 shares were bought by JORDAN JOHN P, worth $8,500 on Friday, March 23.

Analysts expect Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) to report $0.15 EPS on August, 13.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 150.00 % from last quarter’s $0.06 EPS. PLAB’s profit would be $10.49M giving it 14.08 P/E if the $0.15 EPS is correct. After having $0.15 EPS previously, Photronics, Inc.’s analysts see 0.00 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.45. About 271,718 shares traded. Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) has declined 7.50% since July 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.07% the S&P500.

Photronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells photomasks in Taiwan, Korea, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $590.94 million. The firm offers photomasks, which are high precision photographic quartz plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits for use in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays , as well as that are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel display substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits, FPDs, and other types of electrical and optical components. It has a 33.94 P/E ratio. It sells its products to semiconductor or FPD designers, manufacturers, and foundries, as well as to other high performance electronics manufacturers through its sales personnel and customer service representatives.

More recent Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “The Top 5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy” on June 25, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Photronics Announces $20 Million Share Repurchase Program” on July 06, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “5 Stocks To Watch For July 9, 2018” with publication date: July 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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