Headlines about AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.6183150987874 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

AUO has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. 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. UBS AG downgraded AU Optronics Corp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.75.

Shares of AU Optronics Corp (AUO) opened at 4.05 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $3.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 3.40 and a beta of 0.46. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $4.05 and its 200-day moving average is $4.01. AU Optronics Corp has a 52-week low of $3.44 and a 52-week high of $4.95.

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