With the earnings results of Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) coming up on Tuesday, February 05, 2019, there appears to be strong expectations of an earnings beat given the stock price has broken past the US$30.00 per share level to head upwards as shown to close the week ending February 01, 2019 at US$31.09, or up 50 US cents, or 1.63 per cent intraday.
The one-year daily chart of NANO is shown below:
As shown on the chart, and explain in my previous articles discussing about NANO’s stock momentums, we believe that while the stock might experienced various bouts of volatilities in December 2018, the counter has finally push above the US$30.00.
With the recent breakthrough in the stock price, we think that the next stock price might attempt to push itself towards US$34.00 – US$35.00 per share, barring any extreme market shocks/volatilities.
However, if NANO stock fails to push past US$33.00, which is the mid-point of the US$31.00 – US$35.00 price range, we think that the stock price could push below the US$25.00 per share level.
EPS trends are unchanged
With a few days to go before the Company reports, we noted that based on the data provided on Yahoo! Finance, the earnings per share (EPS) trends for NANO appear to be unchanged, and remains at US$0.40 for the December 2018 quarter, and US$2.25 for FY 2018.
Investors, and shareholders, do stay tune for February 05, 2019 when the Company is expected to release their FY 2018 financial results.