How to buy Coherent shares

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Coherent, Inc (COHR) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Coherent is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,875 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Coherent

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: COHR in this case.
  5. Research Coherent shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Coherent shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Coherent share price

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Coherent shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$78.21 - $213.05
50-day moving average $155.4042
200-day moving average $129.1979
Wall St. target price$189.83
PE ratio 129.8515
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.22
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Share dealing platform comparison

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Coherent stock?

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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 P/E ratio

Coherent's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 130x. In other words, Coherent shares trade at around 130x 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.

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 $100.7 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 $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.94%
Gross profit TTM $410.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.76%
Return on equity TTM -37.45%
Profit margin -33.7%
Book value $38.225
Market capitalisation $5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Coherent shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "COHR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 848,054 Coherent shares held short by investors – that's known as Coherent's "short interest". This figure is 2.2% up from 829,544 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 177417.15481172). Coherent's SIR currently stands at 4.78. In other words for every 100,000 Coherent shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4780 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Coherent shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0389% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Coherent shares, roughly 39 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 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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Coherent's shares ever split?

Coherent's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 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 $78.21 up to $213.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COHR.US volatility(beta: 1.54)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 1.541. 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).

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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. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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