Press coverage about AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.6913072173399 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently commented on AUO shares. CLSA started coverage on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a report on Friday, May 19th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.38.

AU Optronics Corp (AUO) opened at 3.85 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.50. AU Optronics Corp has a one year low of $3.44 and a one year high of $4.95. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.12 and a 200 day moving average of $3.99.

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02. AU Optronics Corp had a net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 17.46%. The business had revenue of $84.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.09 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.06) earnings per share. AU Optronics Corp’s revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that AU Optronics Corp will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current year.

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About AU Optronics Corp

AU Optronics Corp. is a thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel provider. The Company operates in two business segments: display business and solar business. Through Display business segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and most of its products are TFT-LCD panels.

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