Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) in the last few weeks:

  • 9/1/2017 – Cohu had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC.
  • 8/26/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – Cohu was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “COHU, INC. designs and manufactures electromechanical systems (handlers) that physically put semiconductors in place for testing and interface directly with electronic test equipment (tester) which performs the electrical test of the semiconductor devices. Other products include television cameras, microwave radios and metal detectors for industrial and hobbyist use. “
  • 8/16/2017 – Cohu was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/8/2017 – Cohu was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/2/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/2/2017 – Cohu was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/28/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Cohu had its price target raised by analysts at Dougherty & Co from $23.50 to $24.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/20/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/19/2017 – Cohu was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/18/2017 – Cohu was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “COHU, INC. designs and manufactures electromechanical systems (handlers) that physically put semiconductors in place for testing and interface directly with electronic test equipment (tester) which performs the electrical test of the semiconductor devices. Other products include television cameras, microwave radios and metal detectors for industrial and hobbyist use. “
  • 7/17/2017 – Cohu had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $19.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $17.00.
  • 7/15/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Cohu was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “COHU, INC. designs and manufactures electromechanical systems (handlers) that physically put semiconductors in place for testing and interface directly with electronic test equipment (tester) which performs the electrical test of the semiconductor devices. Other products include television cameras, microwave radios and metal detectors for industrial and hobbyist use. “
  • 7/12/2017 – Cohu was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/10/2017 – Cohu had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock.

Cohu, Inc. (COHU) traded down 0.4622% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.6733. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 65,085 shares. The company has a market cap of $522.09 million, a PE ratio of 26.9845 and a beta of 0.88. Cohu, Inc. has a 52-week low of $10.72 and a 52-week high of $21.64. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $18.24 and a 200 day moving average of $17.79.

Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.03. Cohu had a return on equity of 11.59% and a net margin of 6.21%. The company had revenue of $93.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.91 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.23 EPS. Cohu’s revenue was up 22.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Cohu, Inc. will post $1.54 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.28%. Cohu’s payout ratio is 34.78%.

In other Cohu news, Director James A. Donahue sold 75,000 shares of Cohu stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.87, for a total transaction of $1,340,250.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 444,049 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,935,155.63. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.97% of the company’s stock.

Cohu, Inc is a supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors. It develops, manufactures, sells and services a line of equipment capable of handling a range of integrated circuits and light-emitting diodes.

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