Northern Trust Has Lowered Boyd Gaming (BYD) Stake By $661,675; Cohu, Inc. (COHU) Had 5 Bullish Analysts

April 22, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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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 Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, March 15, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The stock of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, July 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 21 by B. Riley & Co. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of COHU in report on Thursday, February 25 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Needham. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2500 target in Monday, July 10 report. As per Friday, February 16, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 18 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Needham on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy”. See Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) latest ratings:

15/03/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $31.0
26/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0 Maintain

Northern Trust Corp decreased Boyd Gaming Corp (BYD) stake by 1.79% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Northern Trust Corp sold 18,905 shares as Boyd Gaming Corp (BYD)’s stock declined 9.78%. The Northern Trust Corp holds 1.04M shares with $36.44 million value, down from 1.06 million last quarter. Boyd Gaming Corp now has $3.94 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $34.99. About 844,346 shares traded. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) has risen 48.99% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.44% the S&P500.

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. Globeflex L P owns 5,800 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Comerica Bankshares holds 28,922 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Navellier And Associate, Nevada-based fund reported 38,097 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt has 234,700 shares. Ameritas Inv Prtn holds 2,352 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Guggenheim Ltd Liability Com owns 139,396 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Wellington Management Grp Incorporated Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) for 737,912 shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans has 16,862 shares. 781,650 were reported by Systematic Financial Mngmt L P. Northern Tru Corp has invested 0% in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Macquarie Gp Ltd owns 17,851 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hillsdale Investment Mgmt, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 59,890 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 65,873 shares.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $97,650 activity. 5,000 shares valued at $97,650 were sold by CIARDELLA ROBERT L on Friday, February 23.

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 $636.99 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 19.57 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 decreased 0.40% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $22.31. About 187,853 shares traded. Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) has risen 27.00% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Analysts await Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.34 earnings per share, up 6.25% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.32 per share. BYD’s profit will be $38.30M for 25.73 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by Boyd Gaming Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 54.55% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 35 investors sold BYD shares while 68 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 82.05 million shares or 3.44% less from 84.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Mufg Americas Corporation holds 0% or 469 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 45,335 shares. Victory Mngmt reported 8,470 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Vanguard accumulated 0.01% or 7.37M shares. Regions Financial Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) for 5,882 shares. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Corporation holds 852,226 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. One National Association reported 0.08% stake. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0.01% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Barclays Public Limited invested 0% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Weiss Multi has 0.1% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Piedmont Limited Company holds 16,875 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase accumulated 0.01% or 1.60 million shares.

Northern Trust Corp increased Santander Consumer Usa Hdg I (NYSE:SC) stake by 147,194 shares to 1.05 million valued at $19.50M in 2017Q4. It also upped Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) stake by 8,988 shares and now owns 77,537 shares. Rev Group Inc was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Boyd Gaming Corporation had 44 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, February 21. The stock of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 1. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 3 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, January 8. Buckingham Research initiated the shares of BYD in report on Friday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, February 15 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was upgraded by Instinet on Wednesday, February 1 to “Buy”. The stock of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, January 27.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $11.45 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by BOUGHNER ROBERT L, worth $1.01M. The insider LARSON BRIAN A sold 99,077 shares worth $3.54 million. On Monday, March 12 the insider BOYD WILLIAM R sold $243,075. 70,000 shares were sold by SMITH KEITH, worth $2.51 million on Wednesday, March 7. $835,671 worth of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) was sold by Thompson Stephen S.. 89,783 shares were sold by JOHNSON MARIANNE BOYD, worth $3.04 million.

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