AU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.17
News headlines about AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics Corp earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7859746311374 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold”.
AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $4.29. 1,213,914 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,706,274. The stock has a market cap of $3,990.00, a P/E ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.54. AU Optronics Corp has a 52 week low of $3.46 and a 52 week high of $4.95. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.
AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.63. The company had revenue of $87.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.19 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a net margin of 10.56% and a return on equity of 18.55%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. analysts predict that AU Optronics Corp will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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