Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Ultratech Ultrainteresting

While a very strong year for the stock has propelled Ultratech (NASDAQ:UTEK) above $1 billion in market cap, this is still far from a household name in semiconductor equipment. That could still work in investors' favor, as Ultratech addresses several appealing markets with above-average growth potential. Although valuation does look a little stretched, waiting for this stock to get meaningfully cheaper could be in vain as it offers a clean balance sheet, solid growth prospects, and leverage to improving capital spending in the chip space.

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