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The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $152.29.

Shares of The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) traded down 0.35% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $163.04. 71,693 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The Cooper Companies has a 52 week low of $116.95 and a 52 week high of $163.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $157.3 and its 200-day moving average is $139.0. The company has a market cap of $7.816 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.14.

The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 5th. The company reported $1.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $412.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $411.41 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.50 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that The Cooper Companies will post $6.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

COO has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Raymond James raised their price target on shares of The Cooper Companies from $160.00 to $175.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $171.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of The Cooper Companies from $150.00 to $180.00 in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

The Cooper Companies, Inc is a global medical device company. The Company operates through two business units, CooperVision, Inc and CooperSurgical, Inc CooperVision is a global manufacturer providing products for contact lens wearers.

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