O2Micro International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM) Short Interest Update


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O2Micro International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 159,200 shares, an increase of 65.0% from the December 15th total of 96,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 525,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.3 days.

O2Micro International stock opened at $9.06 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $238.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 75.50 and a beta of 0.76. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $7.87 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $4.79. O2Micro International has a 52 week low of $0.98 and a 52 week high of $9.99.

O2Micro International (NASDAQ:OIIM) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 30th. The electronics maker reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10. The firm had revenue of $22.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.00 million. O2Micro International had a net margin of 4.88% and a return on equity of 3.64%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that O2Micro International will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on OIIM shares. TheStreet raised shares of O2Micro International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, October 30th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of O2Micro International from $6.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 2nd.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of OIIM. JBF Capital Inc. acquired a new stake in O2Micro International during the third quarter worth $32,000. Founders Capital Management bought a new position in shares of O2Micro International in the fourth quarter valued at about $46,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of O2Micro International in the third quarter valued at about $137,000. Globeflex Capital L P bought a new position in shares of O2Micro International in the third quarter valued at about $231,000. Finally, Worth Venture Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of O2Micro International in the third quarter valued at about $1,077,000. Institutional investors own 39.33% of the company’s stock.

About O2Micro International

O2Micro International Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets integrated circuits and solutions for power management components and systems in China, the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, and internationally. The company offers analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits that manage and provide power for LCD and LED lighting; control and monitor battery charging and discharging in portable electronic devices and vehicles; perform DC/DC and AC/DC conversion; and provides select and switch functionality between power sources, and LED drivers for backlighting products.

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