Press coverage about Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cohu earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2630820316882 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
COHU traded down $0.23 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $22.41. 191,052 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 245,116. The firm has a market cap of $651.55, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.72, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.94. Cohu has a fifty-two week low of $15.55 and a fifty-two week high of $26.17. The company has a current ratio of 3.49, a quick ratio of 2.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.
Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $84.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.20 million. Cohu had a net margin of 9.31% and a return on equity of 14.63%. Cohu’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.24 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Cohu will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 27th will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 26th. Cohu’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.91%.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley lowered their price target on shares of Cohu from $31.00 to $30.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub raised shares of Cohu from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Cohu from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cohu from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Cohu in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Cohu presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.20.
In other Cohu news, Director Robert L. Ciardella sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.53, for a total transaction of $97,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 80,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,579,723.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 6.46% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Cohu, Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors, and thermal sub-systems for semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors worldwide.
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