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How to buy Cohu stock | $37.22

Learn how to easily invest in Cohu stock.

Cohu, Inc
NASDAQ: COHU - USD
SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS
$35.49
+$0.30 (+0.85%)

Cohu, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Cohu shares (COHU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cohu employs 3,150 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Cohu stock price (NASDAQ: COHU)

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Cohu shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$37.22
52-week range$15.73 - $51.86
50-day moving average $35.74
200-day moving average $41.01
Wall St. target price$59.00
PE ratio 47.0219
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.73

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Cohu price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $37.22 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-24) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 2.76%
3 months (2021-05-04) 1.03%
6 months (2021-01-31) N/A
1 year (2020-07-31) N/A
2 years (2019-07-31) N/A
3 years (2018-07-31) N/A
5 years (2016-07-31) N/A

Is Cohu under- or over-valued?

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

Cohu's P/E ratio

Cohu's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Cohu shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Cohu's PEG ratio

Cohu's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6. 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 Cohu's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cohu's EBITDA

Cohu's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $119 million.

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

Cohu financials

Revenue TTM $722.6 million
Operating margin TTM 9.22%
Gross profit TTM $275.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.57%
Return on equity TTM 5.12%
Profit margin 4.3%
Book value $15.48
Market capitalisation $1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cohu shares

There are currently 1.2 million Cohu shares held short by investors – that's known as Cohu's "short interest". This figure is 10.3% up from 1.1 million last month.

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

Cohu's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cohu's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cohu shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cohu shares traded daily (recently around 646159.56284153). Cohu's SIR currently stands at 1.83. In other words for every 100,000 Cohu shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1830 shares are currently held short.

However Cohu's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cohu shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cohu shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cohu's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cohu shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.025% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cohu shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cohu.

Find out more about how you can short Cohu stock.

Cohu share dividends

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

Have Cohu's shares ever split?

Cohu's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 September 1999. 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 Cohu shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cohu shares which in turn could have impacted Cohu's share price.

Cohu share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cohu's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.73 up to $51.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COHU.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 Cohu's is 1.7661. This would suggest that Cohu's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cohu overview

Cohu, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the semiconductor test and inspection equipment, and printed circuit board (PCB) test equipment businesses in China, the United States, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and internationally. It supplies semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors, thermal sub-systems, semiconductor automated test equipment, and bare board PCB test systems for semiconductor and electronics manufacturers, and test subcontractors. The company provides semiconductor automated test equipment for wafer level and device package testing; various test handlers, including pick-and-place, turret, gravity, strip, and MEMS and thermal sub-systems; interface products comprising test contactors, and probe heads and pins; spares and kits; bare board PCB test systems to test pre-assembly PCBs; various parts and labor warranties on test and handling systems, and instruments; and training on the maintenance and operation of its systems. It markets its products through direct sales force and independent sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Cohu Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Cohu, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Cohu is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.164% of Cohu shares are held by insiders and 91.548% by institutions.
How many people work for Cohu?
Latest data suggests 3,150 work at Cohu.
When does the fiscal year end for Cohu?
Cohu's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Cohu based?
Cohu's address is: 12367 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA, United States, 92064-6817
What is Cohu's ISIN number?
Cohu's international securities identification number is: US1925761066
What is Cohu's CUSIP number?
Cohu's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 192576106

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