Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) Director Stephen A. Skaggs sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $308.97, for a total transaction of $154,485.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 11,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,398,670. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ COHR) opened at $301.32 on Tuesday. Coherent, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $124.70 and a fifty-two week high of $314.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 3.13 and a quick ratio of 2.14. The stock has a market cap of $7,610.38, a P/E ratio of 25.99 and a beta of 0.79.

Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $3.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.48 by $0.24. Coherent had a net margin of 12.02% and a return on equity of 28.53%. The company had revenue of $490.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.24 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.65 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 97.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Coherent, Inc. will post 15.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Northcoast Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $314.00 price target (up previously from $311.00) on shares of Coherent in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Needham & Company LLC increased their price target on shares of Coherent from $270.00 to $330.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $290.00 price target on shares of Coherent in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc upgraded shares of Coherent from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and increased their price target for the company from $255.00 to $275.00 in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Coherent from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $270.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $309.89.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Coherent by 854.0% during the 3rd quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 4,789 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,144,000 after acquiring an additional 4,287 shares during the last quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Coherent during the 3rd quarter worth $682,000. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in shares of Coherent by 10.9% during the 3rd quarter. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC now owns 446,953 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $105,110,000 after acquiring an additional 43,822 shares during the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in shares of Coherent by 25.3% during the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 316,510 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $74,433,000 after acquiring an additional 63,851 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Coherent by 3.6% during the 3rd quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 962,918 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $226,449,000 after acquiring an additional 33,295 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.57% of the company’s stock.

Coherent Company Profile

Coherent, Inc is a photonics manufacturer. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, servicing and marketing of lasers and related accessories for a range of scientific, commercial and industrial applications. It operates through two segments: Specialty Lasers and Systems (SLS) and Commercial Lasers and Components (CLC).

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