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Thursday, May 2
Veeco (VECO -2.8%), Aixtron (AIXG -1.3%), and Rubicon (RBCN -0.7%) slump after the Shenzhen,...
Veeco (VECO -2.8%), Aixtron (AIXG -1.3%), and Rubicon (RBCN -0.7%) slump after the Shenzhen, China government reportedly ends a 7-year, $21B LED incentive plan that helped make the city China's LED manufacturing capital. Notable Calls observes sell-side firms have named Chinese subsidy cuts as a risk for Veeco (I, II, III). Shares might also be pressured by GT Advanced's (GTAT -7.3%) revenue miss and light 2013 guidance - GT only saw $16.6M in new orders in Q1, and removed $356M worth of sapphire furnace orders from its backlog that considers at-risk. (LED equipment price cuts)