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Recent Trend: Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU)

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Cohu trades as part of the technology sector and 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 1.14% with an open at 17.93 and a close of 18.27. It reached an intraday high of 18.29 and a low of 17.69.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $743.2m with 40.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 38.6m shares. Trading volume reached 618,127 shares compared to its average volume of 571,186 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 -14.93% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -23.32%. Over three months, it changed -33.23%. In one year it has changed -25.11% and within that year its 52-week high was 27.83 and its 52-week low was 17.60. COHU stock is 3.78% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 23.22 and a 50 day moving average of 22.26. Currently COHU stock is trading -21.32% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Cohu, Inc. 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

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 16.16. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.33. The TTM EPS is 1.37, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.33.

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

The dividend per share is currently 0.24, which is a dividend yield of 1.31%. Also, the payout ratio is 17.52%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.71, which means it may be overvalued by -33.20%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 49.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.18

SeekingAlpha:  Cohu, Inc. (COHU) CEO Luis Müller on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

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 2.63 and price-to-book is 2.41.

Company Scores:

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

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