Empirical Finance LLC grew its position in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE:ASX) by 24.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,341 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 3,396 shares during the quarter. Empirical Finance LLC’s holdings in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering were worth $110,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bought a new position in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering during the 1st quarter valued at $227,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering in the 1st quarter worth $1,705,000. Oxford Asset Management purchased a new stake in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering in the 1st quarter worth $1,762,000. Hansberger Growth Investors LP increased its stake in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Hansberger Growth Investors LP now owns 608,695 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $3,944,000 after purchasing an additional 16,078 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by 1.1% in the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,031,779 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $13,166,000 after purchasing an additional 21,200 shares in the last quarter. 5.85% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE ASX) traded down 3.41% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.95. The stock had a trading volume of 246,322 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.37 and a beta of 0.52. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $6.28 and a 200 day moving average of $6.30. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. has a 52-week low of $4.89 and a 52-week high of $6.70.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.18 billion during the quarter. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering had a net margin of 8.48% and a return on equity of 14.06%. On average, equities analysts forecast that Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. will post $0.44 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.164 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.36%.

ASX has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Advanced Semiconductor Engineering from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Advanced Semiconductor Engineering from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Company Profile

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX)

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