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Fastenal Company (FAST) Touches $56.01 High on Jan, 16; Cohu (COHU) Has 1.46 Sentiment

Cohu, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system test modules, test contactors, and thermal sub-systems for semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors worldwide. The company has market cap of $667.03 million. It offers pick-and-place handlers; thermal handler for microprocessors, graphics processors, and other integrated circuits; pick-and-place platform for fabless and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test customers, as well as for integrated device manufacturers; a platform for assembly automation; gravity-feed and test-in-strip handlers; and turret handler for testing and inspection of integrated circuits, LEDs, and discrete devices. It has a 23.65 P/E ratio. The firm also provides MEMS test modules that generate physical stimuli for testing of sensor integrated circuits; thermal sub-systems that offer temperature control of the integrated circuit during the testing process; contactor solutions; spares; and a range of device dedication kits that enable handlers to process various semiconductor packages.

The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) reached all time high today, Jan, 16 and still has $58.81 target or 5.00% above today’s $56.01 share price. This indicates more upside for the $16.10 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $58.81 PT is reached, the company will be worth $804.85 million more. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $56.01. About 878,982 shares traded. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has declined 2.09% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.79% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $4.74 million activity.

The stock increased 2.39% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $23.58. About 29,069 shares traded. Cohu, Inc. (COHU) has risen 64.54% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.84% the S&P500.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 1.36% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. for 201,984 shares. Sensato Investors Llc owns 234,801 shares or 1.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Delphi Management Inc Ma has 0.64% invested in the company for 48,014 shares. The New Jersey-based Systematic Financial Management Lp has invested 0.4% in the stock. Cooke & Bieler Lp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 889,680 shares.

Analysts await Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, up 44.44% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.18 per share. COHU’s profit will be $7.35M for 22.67 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual earnings per share reported by Cohu, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $956,223 activity. Shares for $344,080 were sold by DOLAN MICHAEL JOHN on Tuesday, August 15. Hein LeLand J also sold $471,350 worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) shares. 2,634 shares were sold by Polipnick Gary A., worth $140,793 on Friday, December 15.

Among 17 analysts covering Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Fastenal had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Friday, October 14 to “Hold”. Susquehanna maintained Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) on Thursday, August 27 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 24. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) earned “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, December 6. Argus Research initiated Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) on Tuesday, March 8 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Monday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, December 10. The stock has “Hold” rating by William Blair on Friday, September 4. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral” on Tuesday, March 22.

Analysts await Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.4 per share. FAST’s profit will be $129.33 million for 31.12 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual earnings per share reported by Fastenal Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 50 investors sold Fastenal Company shares while 161 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 234.48 million shares or 1.45% more from 231.14 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fjarde Ap stated it has 77,565 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Kistler holds 0.01% or 286 shares in its portfolio. California Employees Retirement Systems has 0.04% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 68,110 shares. Cetera Advisor Netwr Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). North Star Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.22% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Chilton Inv Co Ltd Liability stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Wetherby Asset holds 7,538 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Private Advisor Gru Lc reported 0.02% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Baillie Gifford Com owns 911,500 shares. Bancorp Of Hawaii owns 24,434 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Parkside Bancorporation And Trust has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). 11,558 are held by Glg Lc. Westpac holds 17,310 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Comerica Retail Bank has invested 0.04% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST).

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $16.10 billion. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. It has a 29.87 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures.

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