Cooper Companies Inc (COO) Expected to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $2.60 Per Share
Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Cooper Companies in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Petrone anticipates that the medical device company will post earnings of $2.60 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $250.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cooper Companies’ Q2 2018 earnings at $2.74 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $2.94 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $2.96 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $11.24 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $12.34 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $13.34 EPS.
A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on COO. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $273.00 price objective (up from $267.00) on shares of Cooper Companies in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cooper Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $277.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $265.00 price objective (down from $275.00) on shares of Cooper Companies in a report on Friday. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating and issued a $250.00 price objective on shares of Cooper Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Cleveland Research reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Cooper Companies in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $259.70.
Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The medical device company reported $2.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.64 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $561.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $558.86 million. Cooper Companies had a net margin of 17.43% and a return on equity of 16.33%. Cooper Companies’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.28 EPS.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. ProVise Management Group LLC boosted its holdings in Cooper Companies by 0.6% in the second quarter. ProVise Management Group LLC now owns 1,177 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $282,000 after acquiring an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its position in Cooper Companies by 2.1% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 531 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $126,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc boosted its position in Cooper Companies by 0.3% during the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 4,697 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $1,125,000 after acquiring an additional 16 shares during the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Cooper Companies by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 1,783 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $427,000 after acquiring an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sentry Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Cooper Companies by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 2,801 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $671,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. 96.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
In other news, Director Gary S. Petersmeyer sold 3,977 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $244.94, for a total value of $974,126.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.
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Cooper Companies Company Profile
The Cooper Companies, Inc is a global medical device company. The Company operates through two business units: CooperVision, Inc and CooperSurgical, Inc CooperVision offers soft contact lenses for the vision correction market. CooperVision develops, manufactures and markets a range of single-use, two-week and monthly contact lenses.
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