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With 2.65 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.32 shares. During the session, the Scientific & Technical Instruments company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $63.29 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $61.40. The 52-week range on COHR shows that it touched its highest point at $63.63 and its lowest point at $26.29 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $64.44. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.68.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of COHR was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 26.91%, but this was up by 49.20% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 79.89% while six-month performance rose 33.60%. The stock gained 46.02% in the past year, while it has gained 43.23% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for COHR yields -2.81 with Next year EPS estimates of 3.02. For the next quarter, that number is 0.41. This implies an EPS growth rate of -50.57% for this year and 103.62% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 151.81 million COHR shares are outstanding with a float of 146.68 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 4.57 million, which was 3.01% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to Dr. Vincent D. Mattera Jr., Ph.D. as the firm’s Board Chair & CEO, Mr. Walter Robert Bashaw II serves as its President.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 89.76% of COHR’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for COHR since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With COHR analysts setting a high price target of $76.00 and a low target of $45.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $62.74. Based on these targets, COHR could surge 21.89% to reach the target high and fall by -27.83% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 0.63% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded COHR stock several times over the past three months with 1 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 1,920 shares were bought while 1,920 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 32 while that of sell transactions has risen to 43 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 387,038 while 251,213 shares were sold.