When Should You Buy Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU)?

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU), which is in the semiconductor business, and is based in United States, led the NASDAQGS gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at Cohu’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What’s the opportunity in Cohu?

Great news for investors – Cohu is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $45.34, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that Cohu’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from Cohu?

NasdaqGS:COHU Past and Future Earnings, January 15th 2020
NasdaqGS:COHU Past and Future Earnings, January 15th 2020

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. With profit expected to grow by 84% over the next year, the near-term future seems bright for Cohu. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since COHU is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on COHU for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy COHU. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Cohu. You can find everything you need to know about Cohu in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Cohu, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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