NASDAQ:COHR - Coherent Stock Price, Price Target & More

Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist.
$156.74 -0.04 (-0.03 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$157.57
Today's Range$155.58 - $158.02
52-Week Range$152.34 - $329.00
Volume18,859 shs
Average Volume576,550 shs
Market Capitalization$3.94 billion
P/E Ratio12.47
Dividend YieldN/A
Coherent logoCoherent, Inc. provides lasers and laser-based technology in a range of scientific, commercial, and industrial applications worldwide. It operates through two segments, Specialty Lasers and Systems, and Commercial Lasers and Components. The company designs, manufactures, services, and markets lasers, laser tools, precision optics, and related accessories. Its products are used in markets, such as microelectronics, materials processing, original equipment manufacturer components and instrumentation, and scientific research and government programs. The company markets its products through a direct sales force in the United States, as well as through direct sales personnel and independent representatives internationally. Coherent Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Receive COHR News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for COHR and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Analytical instruments
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.35
Current Ratio3.10
Quick Ratio1.88


Trailing P/E Ratio12.47
Forward P/E Ratio11.81
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.72 billion
Price / Sales2.26
Cash Flow$16.9449 per share
Price / Cash9.25
Book Value$47.23 per share
Price / Book3.32


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.57
Net Income$207.12 million
Net Margins12.65%
Return on Equity29.28%
Return on Assets14.97%


Outstanding Shares24,820,000

Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coherent's stock symbol?

Coherent trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "COHR."

How will Coherent's stock buyback program work?

Coherent announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, February 8th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Coherent's earnings last quarter?

Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $3.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.49 by $0.12. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $481.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $481.82 million. Coherent had a net margin of 12.65% and a return on equity of 29.28%. The company's revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.91 EPS. View Coherent's Earnings History.

When is Coherent's next earnings date?

Coherent is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Coherent.

What price target have analysts set for COHR?

9 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Coherent's stock. Their predictions range from $205.00 to $325.00. On average, they expect Coherent's stock price to reach $268.3750 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Coherent.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Coherent stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Coherent stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Coherent, Inc. is an American company, designs, manufactures and markets laser systems and components, laser measurement and control products, optics, and laser accessories, which are used both in industry and scientific research. Their markets are the microelectronics industry (e.g., flat panel display manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging, and integrated circuit inspection), scientific research, OEM components, and materials processing (e.g., CO2 lasers for cutting metals). " (5/23/2018)
  • 2. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "IPHI reported in-line 4Q17 results but provided 1Q18 guidance meaningfully below our and the Street’s estimates that were reduced just three weeks ago. While IPHI continues to see an inventory correction in the China coherent long-haul/ metro market, other recent market developments have led to newer headwinds in the near term. Management still expects to see a recovery in its TIA/driver business starting in 2Q18 and continuing throughout FY18, and new products ramps in 2H18 are expected to contribute to higher GMs and EPS growth. While we remain positive about IPHI’s long-term prospects, we lower our estimates and PT to $35 from $45 to reflect the lower revenue trough. We are aggressive buyers below $26." (2/8/2018)
  • 3. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We believe it is likely that Apple will employ OLED displays in all its iPhones by no later than 2019 and that other smartphone manufacturers will shift to OLED displays during this period." (10/12/2017)

Who are some of Coherent's key competitors?

Who are Coherent's key executives?

Coherent's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. John R. Ambroseo, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Kevin S. Palatnik, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Bret M. DiMarco, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Paul F. Sechrist, Exec. VP of Worldwide Sales & Services (Age 59)
  • Dr. Mark S. Sobey, Exec. VP & GM of OEM Laser Sources (Age 58)

Has Coherent been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about COHR stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Coherent earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.02 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are Coherent's major shareholders?

Coherent's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.69%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (5.06%), Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. (3.23%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (2.83%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (2.40%) and Earnest Partners LLC (1.83%). Company insiders that own Coherent stock include Bret Dimarco, Garry W Rogerson, Jay T Flatley, John Ambroseo, L William Krause, Luis Spinelli, Mark Stewart Sobey, Paul F Sechrist, Sandeep Vij, Stephen A Skaggs and Susan M James. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Coherent.

Which major investors are selling Coherent stock?

COHR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Hood River Capital Management LLC, Boston Partners, Millennium Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Coherent company stock in the last year include Bret Dimarco, Jay T Flatley, John Ambroseo, Paul F Sechrist, Sandeep Vij and Stephen A Skaggs. View Insider Buying and Selling for Coherent.

Which major investors are buying Coherent stock?

COHR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, BlackRock Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC and KAMES CAPITAL plc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Coherent.

How do I buy shares of Coherent?

Shares of COHR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Coherent's stock price today?

One share of COHR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $156.74.

How big of a company is Coherent?

Coherent has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion and generates $1.72 billion in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $207.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $12.57 on an earnings per share basis. Coherent employs 5,218 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Coherent?

Coherent's mailing address is 5100 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara CA, 95054. The scientific and technical instruments company can be reached via phone at 408-764-4000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Coherent (COHR)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  324 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  543
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Coherent and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe COHR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe COHR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with's FREE daily email newsletter.