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How to buy Coherent stock | $255.98

Learn how to easily invest in Coherent stock.

Coherent Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Coherent shares (COHR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Coherent employs 4,875 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Coherent stock price (NASDAQ: COHR)

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Coherent shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-25.
Latest market close$255.98
52-week range$107.90 - $270.99
50-day moving average $249.01
200-day moving average $256.59
Wall St. target price$256.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-4.94

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Is it a good time to buy Coherent stock?

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Coherent price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $255.98 from 2021-09-24

1 week (2021-09-17) 2.05%
1 month (2021-08-26) 2.19%
3 months (2021-06-25) -3.00%
6 months (2021-03-26) -1.76%
1 year (2020-09-25) 137.79%
2 years (2019-09-26) 69.29%
3 years (2018-09-26) 46.92%
5 years (2016-09-26) 131.05%

Is Coherent under- or over-valued?

Valuing Coherent stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Coherent's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Coherent's PEG ratio

Coherent's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.34. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Coherent's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Coherent's EBITDA

Coherent's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $166 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Coherent's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Coherent financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.9%
Gross profit TTM $410.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.84%
Return on equity TTM -13.86%
Profit margin -8.5%
Book value $34.22
Market capitalisation $6.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Coherent shares

There are currently 2.2 million Coherent shares held short by investors – that's known as Coherent's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Coherent shares can be evaluated.

Coherent's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Coherent's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Coherent shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Coherent shares traded daily (recently around 195724.44836717). Coherent's SIR currently stands at 11.33. In other words for every 100,000 Coherent shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11330 shares are currently held short.

However Coherent's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Coherent shares, or, against the total number of tradable Coherent shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Coherent's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Coherent shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0976% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Coherent shares, roughly 98 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Coherent.

Find out more about how you can short Coherent stock.

Coherent share dividends

We're not expecting Coherent to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Coherent's shares ever split?

Coherent's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 March 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Coherent shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Coherent shares which in turn could have impacted Coherent's share price.

Coherent share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Coherent's shares have ranged in value from as little as $107.9 up to $270.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COHR.US volatility(beta: 1.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Coherent's is 1.5922. This would suggest that Coherent's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Coherent overview

Coherent, Inc. provides lasers, laser-based technologies, and laser-based system solutions for a range of scientific, commercial, and industrial research applications. It operates in two segments, OEM Laser Sources and Industrial Lasers & Systems. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and services lasers, laser tools, precision optics, and related accessories; and laser measurement and control products. Its products are used for applications in microelectronics, materials processing, original equipment manufacturer components and instrumentation, and scientific research and government programs. The company markets its products through a direct sales force in the United States, as well as through direct sales personnel and independent representatives internationally. Coherent, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Coherent is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.511% of Coherent shares are held by insiders and 91.128% by institutions.
How many people work for Coherent?
Latest data suggests 4,875 work at Coherent.
When does the fiscal year end for Coherent?
Coherent's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Coherent based?
Coherent's address is: 5100 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 95054
What is Coherent's ISIN number?
Coherent's international securities identification number is: US1924791031
What is Coherent's CUSIP number?
Coherent's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 192479103

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