Lyrical Asset Management LP Has Lifted Assurant (AIZ) Stake; Cohu, Inc. (COHU) Had 5 Bulls

January 14, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Among 6 analysts covering Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Cohu had 11 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. Stifel Nicolaus initiated Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) on Thursday, February 25 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was upgraded by Needham. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Needham. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of COHU in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company given on Friday, July 31. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold”. The stock of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Sidoti. See Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) latest ratings:

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
18/09/2017 Broker: Needham Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
30/08/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Hold Maintain
21/08/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0000 Maintain

Lyrical Asset Management Lp increased Assurant Inc. (AIZ) stake by 1.31% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lyrical Asset Management Lp acquired 23,957 shares as Assurant Inc. (AIZ)’s stock rose 2.87%. The Lyrical Asset Management Lp holds 1.86M shares with $177.47 million value, up from 1.83M last quarter. Assurant Inc. now has $5.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $95.39. About 430,933 shares traded. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has risen 14.19% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Assurant had 10 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 3 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, October 20, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The stock of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, July 30. The stock of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Jefferies. Bank of America downgraded Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) on Monday, January 9 to “Underperform” rating. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 7 report. SunTrust maintained Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 20 investors sold AIZ shares while 122 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 46.94 million shares or 1.23% less from 47.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Chicago Equity Prns Ltd Co has 22,150 shares. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda accumulated 6,531 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Sun Life Incorporated accumulated 397 shares or 0% of the stock. The California-based Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Adage Cap Partners Group Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Northern reported 785,765 shares. Macquarie Gp Ltd reported 21,300 shares stake. 476,034 are held by Ubs Asset Management Americas. 62,299 were reported by Manufacturers Life The. Moreover, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.01% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 1,077 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 0.01% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Westpac Banking Corporation invested in 3,907 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cornerstone Cap Management Ltd Liability, New York-based fund reported 262,089 shares. Riverhead Ltd Liability Co has 0.26% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 58,830 shares. X Mgmt Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 280 shares.

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 $651.47 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 23.1 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.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $4.74 million activity. The insider Chiang Hock Woo sold $203,542. DONAHUE JAMES A also sold $1.40 million worth of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) on Friday, September 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.74, from 2.2 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 18 investors sold Cohu, Inc. shares while 38 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 22.85 million shares or 0.55% more from 22.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Delphi Management Inc Ma accumulated 48,014 shares. Moreover, Genesee Valley has 0.09% invested in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU). Macquarie Gp Ltd holds 0% or 20,251 shares. Qs Investors Limited Co reported 0.02% stake. Bank Of Montreal Can reported 81,087 shares. Guggenheim Cap Lc owns 51,520 shares. Indexiq Advisors Limited Liability Co, a New York-based fund reported 46,950 shares. Hillsdale Investment Management reported 59,890 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 169,272 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) for 26,700 shares. 3.53M are owned by Blackrock. Riverhead Cap Management Lc holds 3,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) or 56,473 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU).

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