Valuation Review: Ultra Clean Holdings (UCTT) and USA Technologies Inc (USAT)

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 25, 2017

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Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.64 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $242.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $239.11 million. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 74,407 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $1,255,000 after purchasing an additional 25,004 shares in the last quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 65.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. (UCTT). A frequently used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. The total amount of shares outstanding is 34.03 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 826.25 million.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.is Moderate Buy, according to the average of 5 analyst scores. Dougherty & Co upped their target price on Ultra Clean Holdings from $32.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock ended last trade at $24.28 a share and the price is up more than 150.31% so far this year. Following the transaction, the director now owns 76,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,744,200.

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. has a 1 year low of $9.25 and a 1 year high of $34.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 2.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $816.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.08, a PEG ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.11. This works out to a net decrease in ownership of 632091 shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bearish about the stock. "(UCTT)" was reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright legislation. The correct version of this story can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/11/23/ultra-clean-holdings-inc-uctt-expected-to-post-quarterly-sales-of-244-11-million.html.

At the end of September reporting period, 88 institutional holders increased their position in Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.48, for a total transaction of $450,562.56. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 60,900 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,491,441. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

In related news, SVP Ronald D'ercole sold 5,202 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.49, for a total transaction of $127,396.98. The fund purchased 25,086 shares of the semiconductor company's stock, valued at approximately $768,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 49,560 shares of company stock valued at $1,309,311. Legal & General Group Plc grew its position in Ultra Clean Holdings by 4.2% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 26,505 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $496,000 after purchasing an additional 454 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 105,800 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $1,984,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter.

Insider Trading Activity for Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 326,599 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $5,508,000 after purchasing an additional 91,748 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC bought a new stake in Ultra Clean Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $263,000. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. The share last price represents downtick move of -29.81% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 162.49% above change in value from its 52-Week low price.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UCTT.

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