Media stories about AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2030982224233 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

AU Optronics Corp (AUO) opened at 4.04 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $3.98 and a 200-day moving average of $3.97. The stock has a market cap of $3.89 billion, a PE ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.50. AU Optronics Corp has a 12-month low of $3.44 and a 12-month high of $4.95.

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

AUO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub cut shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Bank of America Corporation cut shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. AU Optronics Corp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.38.

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AU Optronics Corp Company Profile

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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