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Goldman Sachs Downgrades Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO) to Sell, Risk to Estimates

September 24, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Price: $35.45 +0.23%

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    11 Buy, 16 Hold, 3 Sell

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    Up: 20 | Down: 13 | New: 51
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Goldman Sachs downgraded Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) from Neutral to Sell with a price target of $27.00 (from $30.00), citing risk to estimates.

The firm comments, "VECO has remained resilient following a strong YTD performance (+68% vs. S&P 500 +16%) which we attribute to expectations of a meaningful recovery in tool volumes. We see this driving a near-term trading opportunity, as recent checks suggest incremental downside to LED capacity adds (e.g. MOCVD) in China and Korea will drive a flattish tool outlook for 2013. We believe VECO shares are already discounting 30%-35% bookings growth, however, and thus see poor risk/reward ahead of pending cuts to Street estimates."

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Shares of Veeco Instruments Inc. closed at $34.96 yesterday.




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