Media headlines about Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohu earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.3916563245562 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on COHU shares. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Cohu in a report on Friday, September 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Cohu from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cohu from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, B. Riley increased their price objective on Cohu from $28.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.40.

Shares of Cohu (COHU) opened at $22.20 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $631.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.65 and a beta of 0.84. Cohu has a 1-year low of $12.64 and a 1-year high of $26.17. The company has a quick ratio of 2.89, a current ratio of 3.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.

Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.04. Cohu had a return on equity of 14.67% and a net margin of 8.26%. The firm had revenue of $93.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $91.43 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.14 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 35.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Cohu will post 1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.08%. Cohu’s payout ratio is currently 24.49%.

In other Cohu news, VP Jeffrey D. Jones sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.75, for a total transaction of $618,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 198,081 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,902,504.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Hock Woo Chiang sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.78, for a total value of $247,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 156,750 shares of company stock valued at $3,813,830. Company insiders own 6.46% of the company’s stock.

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Cohu Company Profile

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 global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors. It develops, manufactures, sells and services a line of equipment capable of handling a range of integrated circuits and light-emitting diodes.

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