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Present Performance: Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU)

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Cohu is in the technology sector and trades as part of the semiconductors industry. The company CEO is Luis Muller. 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 semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The COHU stock showed a previous change of -3.84% with an open at 21.96 and a close of 21.27. It reached an intraday high of 21.96 and a low of 21.22.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $865.5m with 40.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 38.6m shares. Trading volume reached 480,808 shares compared to its average volume of 430,453 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Cohu shares returned -8.59% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -20.40%. Over three months, it changed -18.78%. In one year it has changed -10.05% and within that year its 52-week high was 27.83 and its 52-week low was 18.60. COHU stock is 14.35% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 23.46 and a 50 day moving average of 24.56. Currently COHU stock is trading -9.33% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.13 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.82. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.33. The TTM EPS is 1.52, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.99.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.57
03-31-2018:  0.32
12-31-2017:  0.24
09-30-2017:  0.39

The dividend per share is currently 0.24, which is a dividend yield of 1.13%. Also, the payout ratio is 15.79%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 14.30, which means it may be overvalued by -48.71%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 2,451,553, which is 6.03% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 8.89. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.25

Business Wire:  Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.32%, return on assets is 8.37%, profit margin is 9.56%, price-to-sales is 3.23 and price-to-book is 2.96.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.