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Analysts See $0.75 EPS for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV); Last Week Coherent, Inc. (COHR) Coverage

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Among 7 analysts covering Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Coherent had 29 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $330.0 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Longbow. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Buy”. Needham maintained the shares of COHR in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, August 7, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. Susquehanna initiated Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) on Wednesday, February 15 with “Neutral” rating. See Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) latest ratings:

12/02/2018 Broker: Northcoast Rating: Buy New Target: $314.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $310.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $294.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $330 New Target: $310 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $332 New Target: $325 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $330.0 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $285 New Target: $315 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $290 New Target: $330 Maintain

Analysts expect Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to report $0.75 EPS on April, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 22.95% from last quarter’s $0.61 EPS. LUV’s profit would be $436.51M giving it 17.96 P/E if the $0.75 EPS is correct. After having $0.77 EPS previously, Southwest Airlines Co.’s analysts see -2.60% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.00% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $53.88. About 3.82M shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 7.20% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 43 investors sold Coherent, Inc. shares while 111 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 22.70 million shares or 2.26% less from 23.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peak6 Investments L P reported 2,386 shares. Raymond James And Associate reported 0.01% stake. Btim Corp holds 82,859 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Utah Retirement reported 4,569 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Inc reported 1,700 shares stake. Brinker stated it has 6,180 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Prudential Financial has 0.01% invested in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) for 16,946 shares. Navellier & Associates reported 0.99% of its portfolio in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR). Gotham Asset Mngmt Lc owns 17,083 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Ontario – Canada-based Polar Asset Mngmt Partners has invested 0.18% in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR). Neumeier Poma Invest Counsel Limited Co has invested 1.84% in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR). Zacks Mngmt stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR). 117 are held by Allsquare Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Employees Retirement Of Texas reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR). Emerald Advisers Inc Pa reported 4,351 shares.

Coherent, Inc. provides lasers and laser technology in a range of scientific, commercial, and industrial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.16 billion. It operates through two divisions, Specialty Lasers and Systems, and Commercial Lasers and Components. It has a 19.07 P/E ratio. The firm designs, makes, services, and markets lasers, laser tools, precision optics, and related accessories.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $517,735 activity. $411,600 worth of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) was sold by Sechrist Paul F on Thursday, January 4. 500 shares valued at $106,135 were sold by SKAGGS STEPHEN A on Monday, February 12.

The stock decreased 0.82% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $167.45. About 465,172 shares traded. Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) has declined 7.45% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 43 investors sold Southwest Airlines Co. shares while 274 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 188 raised stakes. 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more from 441.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Par Management has 4.84 million shares. Utd Automobile Association has invested 0.18% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Highbridge Capital Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). 29 are held by Duncker Streett And Inc. Moreover, Needham Invest Management Limited Liability Company has 1.04% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 60,000 shares. Crossvault Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 58,385 shares or 2.01% of its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Lc reported 135,249 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 26,373 shares. Mackenzie reported 6,569 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Hudson Bay Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% or 23,688 shares. Koshinski Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.2% or 12,256 shares. 45,831 are owned by Gsa Capital Llp. Hennessy Advisors invested in 0.08% or 38,200 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 21,311 shares. Comml Bank Of Hawaii holds 0.07% or 12,600 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 8 selling transactions for $7.80 million activity. Another trade for 2,300 shares valued at $133,466 was made by Romo Tammy on Wednesday, February 21. Another trade for 32,931 shares valued at $2.12M was made by Jordan Robert E on Thursday, December 14. Another trade for 27,271 shares valued at $1.58M was made by KELLY GARY C on Wednesday, February 21. 8,323 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares with value of $490,066 were sold by Wells Gregory D. 3,500 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares with value of $196,875 were bought by CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR. $1.78 million worth of stock was sold by Van de Ven Michael G on Friday, March 2. On Wednesday, December 13 MONTFORD JOHN T sold $107,240 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 1,695 shares.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. The company has market cap of $31.36 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 8 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. It has a 9.31 P/E ratio. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers.

Among 20 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 71 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of LUV in report on Tuesday, April 12 with “Outperform” rating. On Friday, September 9 the stock rating was initiated by Imperial Capital with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral” on Friday, July 22. J.P. Morgan upgraded the shares of LUV in report on Friday, September 15 to “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of LUV in report on Tuesday, November 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, May 25 with “Buy”. Imperial Capital maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, January 27 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 23 with “Buy”. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Vetr.

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