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Can Cohu (COHU) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?
November 29, 2016


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Cohu, Inc. (COHU - Free Report) is an electromechanical systems manufacturer that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on COHU’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Cohu could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for COHU

In the past 30 days, 2 estimates have gone higher for Cohu, while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 1 cent a share 30 days ago, to 4 cents today, a move of 300.0%.

Current Year Estimates for COHU

Meanwhile, Cohu’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, while none have gone lower in the same time period. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 23 cents per share 30 days ago to 26 cents per share today, an increase of 13.0%.

COHU INC Price and Consensus

COHU INC Price and Consensus | COHU INC Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 26.7% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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