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Cohu, Inc. (COHU) EPS Estimated At $0.23; Akorn (AKRX) Shorts Decreased By 2.67%

Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX) had a decrease of 2.67% in short interest. AKRX’s SI was 25.05 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 2.67% from 25.74 million shares previously. With 1.34M avg volume, 19 days are for Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX)’s short sellers to cover AKRX’s short positions. The SI to Akorn Inc’s float is 26.83%. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $18.71. About 1.48 million shares traded. Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) has declined 20.35% since March 31, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.90% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) to report $0.23 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 25.81% from last quarter’s $0.31 EPS. COHU’s profit would be $6.56 million giving it 24.79 P/E if the $0.23 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, Cohu, Inc.’s analysts see -4.17% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.47% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $22.81. About 371,212 shares traded or 47.51% up from the average. Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) has risen 27.00% since March 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Akorn Inc had 40 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 27 with “Hold”. WallachBeth Capital maintained Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. On Sunday, November 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Wednesday, February 28 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Thursday, March 15 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 30 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 12 by RBC Capital Markets. Nomura initiated Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) on Tuesday, September 29 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, March 23 by William Blair.

Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, makes, and markets specialized generic and branded pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drug products, and animal health products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.34 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. It currently has negative earnings. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment offers generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, including sterile ophthalmics, injectables, and inhalants; and non-sterile oral liquids, topicals, nasal sprays, and otics.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $97,650 activity. 5,000 shares were sold by CIARDELLA ROBERT L, worth $97,650. On Monday, October 2 the insider DONAHUE JAMES A sold $1.79M.

Among 6 analysts covering Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Cohu had 13 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, November 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 15 by FBR Capital. The stock of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Needham. The stock of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Sidoti. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, February 16. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14 target in Friday, July 31 report. The rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy” on Monday, September 18. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of COHU in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating.

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 $650.99 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 20.01 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.09 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.63, from 1.46 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Cohu, Inc. shares while 34 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 23.99 million shares or 4.98% more from 22.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Inc has 0.06% invested in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) for 147,829 shares. Bancorp Of Ny Mellon invested 0% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Blackrock owns 3.70 million shares. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 7,357 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited holds 0.03% or 23,324 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Ltd holds 0% or 17,851 shares in its portfolio. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 0% invested in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) for 5,632 shares. Hutchin Hill Lp accumulated 29,000 shares. Qs Investors Ltd owns 92,417 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems invested in 0.01% or 12,200 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 9,773 shares. 17,628 are owned by Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Na has invested 0% in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU).

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