Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) has beaten estimates for five straight quarters and will go for a sixth when it reports again on Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Analysts currently expect Veeco Instruments to come in with earnings of 32 cents per share on revenues of $134.3 million. Analysts gave estimates ranging from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 19 cents.
In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $6.21 per share between June 25, 2012 and July 3, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, from April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price is up $5.79 (21.6%), from $26.83 to $32.62.
Company Fundamental Trends
Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.
Last Quarter's Results
In the first quarter, profit fell 68.8% to $16.4 million (42 cents a share) from $52.6 million ($1.24 a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue fell 45.1% to $139.9 million from $254.7 million.
Reporting Period: 2Q
Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012
EPS: 32 cents
Revenue Estimate: $134.3 million
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)