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The Cooper Companies, Inc is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. The Cooper Companies shares (COO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Cooper Companies employs 12,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.

How to buy shares in The Cooper Companies

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  3. Search for The Cooper Companies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: COO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Cooper Companies reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$348.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Cooper Companies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Cooper Companies. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted The Cooper Companies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Cooper Companies's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$348.42, which is 2.04% down on its pre-crash value of USD$355.67 and 47.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$236.675.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Cooper Companies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$703.54 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,006.93.

The Cooper Companies share price

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The Cooper Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$348.42
52-week range USD$236.675 - USD$365.68
50-day moving average USD$337.08
200-day moving average USD$306.5917
Wall St. target price USD$346.82
PE ratio 63.2737
Dividend yield USD$0.06 (0.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.598

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Is it a good time to buy The Cooper Companies stock?

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The Cooper Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $348.42 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) 4.87%
1 month (2020-10-26) 0.07%
3 months (2020-08-26) 14.07%
6 months (2020-05-26) 16.96%
1 year (2019-11-26) 11.25%
2 years (2018-11-26) 27.85%
3 years (2017-11-24) 43.80%
5 years (2015-11-25) 139.78%

Is The Cooper Companies under- or over-valued?

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

The Cooper Companies's P/E ratio

The Cooper Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 63x. In other words, The Cooper Companies shares trade at around 63x 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.

The Cooper Companies's PEG ratio

The Cooper Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8021. 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 The Cooper Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Cooper Companies's EBITDA

The Cooper Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$698.2 million.

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

The Cooper Companies financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.11%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.04%
Return on equity TTM 7.54%
Profit margin 11.4%
Book value $76.582
Market capitalisation USD$18.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Cooper Companies shares

There are currently 687,922 The Cooper Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as The Cooper Companies's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 734,765 last month.

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

The Cooper Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Cooper Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Cooper Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Cooper Companies shares traded daily (recently around 333942.7184466). The Cooper Companies's SIR currently stands at 2.06. In other words for every 100,000 The Cooper Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2060 shares are currently held short.

However The Cooper Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Cooper Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Cooper Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Cooper Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Cooper Companies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0164% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Cooper Companies shares, roughly 16 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 The Cooper Companies.

Find out more about how you can short The Cooper Companies stock.

The Cooper Companies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Cooper Companies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Cooper Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Cooper Companies's overall score of 18.29 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Cooper Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Cooper Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.6/100

The Cooper Companies's environmental score of 4.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Cooper Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Cooper Companies's social score

Social score: 8.68/100

The Cooper Companies's social score of 8.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Cooper Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Cooper Companies's governance score

Governance score: 5.5/100

The Cooper Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Cooper Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Cooper Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Cooper Companies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that The Cooper Companies has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Cooper Companies, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 18.29
Total ESG percentile 23.8
Environmental score 4.6
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 8.68
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.5
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

The Cooper Companies share dividends

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Dividend payout ratio: 0.46% of net profits

Recently The Cooper Companies has paid out, on average, around 0.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Cooper Companies shareholders could enjoy a 0.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Cooper Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.06 per share.

While The Cooper Companies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Cooper Companies is investing more in its future growth.

The Cooper Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 7 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Cooper Companies's shares ever split?

The Cooper Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 November 2002. 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 The Cooper Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Cooper Companies shares which in turn could have impacted The Cooper Companies's share price.

The Cooper Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Cooper Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $236.675 up to $365.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COO.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Cooper Companies's is 0.8207. This would suggest that The Cooper Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Cooper Companies overview

The Cooper Companies, Inc. operates as a medical device company worldwide. It operates through CooperVision and CooperSurgical business units. The company develops, manufactures, and markets a range of contact lenses, including spherical lenses, and toric and multifocal lenses that correct near- and farsightedness, as well as addresses various complex visual defects, such as astigmatism and presbyopia. It also provides range of products and services focusing on women, babies, and families, including medical devices, fertility, genomics, and diagnostics and contraception for hospitals and surgical centers, obstetricians' and gynecologists' (OB/GYNs) medical offices, and fertility clinics. In addition, the company develops mechanical surgical solutions for skin closure; and offers PARAGARD, a contraceptive option, as well as provides assisted reproductive technology products, genetic screening and testing, and products within the general OB/GYN offerings. It markets its products under Biofinity, clariti 1day, MyDay, Avaira Vitality, and Proclear 1 Day brand name through a network of field sales representatives, independent agents, and distributors. The Cooper Companies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in San Ramon, California.

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