AU Optronics (AUO) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.09

Press coverage about AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8137337495835 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on AUO shares. ValuEngine upgraded AU Optronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Morgan Stanley cut AU Optronics from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised AU Optronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. AU Optronics has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

AU Optronics (AUO) traded down $0.02 during trading on Thursday, reaching $4.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 388,353 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,653,459. AU Optronics has a 52 week low of $3.52 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. The firm has a market cap of $4,013.31, a PE ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.54.

AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.63. The business had revenue of $87.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.19 billion. AU Optronics had a return on equity of 18.55% and a net margin of 10.56%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.51 EPS. equities analysts predict that AU Optronics will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

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AU Optronics 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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