Poor future performance Ahead on AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)

Xavier Trudeau
Août 13, 2017

The company has a 50-day moving average of $4.12 and a 200-day moving average of $3.99. Lastly, BidaskClub cut shares of AU Optronics from a buy recommendation to a hold recommendation in a study report on Saturday, Jul 8th.

Additionally on 10/28/16 Nomura "Downgrades" Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) to Neutral and on 9/09/16 Bernstein "Downgrades" the stock to Market Perform. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.33 derived from a total of 2 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of AU Optronics Corp by 690.1% in the first quarter. CLSA started coverage on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a research report on Friday, May 19th. During the same quarter a year ago, the company earned ($0.06) earnings per share. The company exposed volatility of 1.95% over the past week and moving out to look at the previous month volatility move, the stock is at 2.85%. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its position in AU Optronics Corp by 68.7% in the first quarter. This will reduce the number of "whipsaws", which is good, but will also generate signals later than when using shorter term averages. The stock has "Underperform" rating by Bernstein on Friday, March 3. AU Optronics Corp presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $4.38.

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) stock exposed a turn of -2.31% in most recent week and accomplished -11.40% performance over the last one month. Drexel Hamilton maintained the shares of AUO in report on Thursday, July 27 with "Hold" rating. The company's beta value is at 0.52.

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5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of AU Optronics Corp (AUO) stands at -2.82 while the industry's and the sector's growth for next 5 years ticked at 9.37 and 5.25 respectively. State Street Corp increased its position in AU Optronics Corp by 21.4% in the fourth quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 332,327 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $1,269,000 after buying an additional 97,625 shares during the period.

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO) traded up 3.22% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $3.85. The firm owned 533,000 shares of the semiconductor company's stock after buying an additional 532,500 shares during the period. Comerica Bank now owns 54,466 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $219,000 after buying an additional 6,235 shares during the period. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $4.95 and touched its 52-Week Low of $3.44. The stock has 275.99 shares outstanding while 38.20% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors.

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AU Optronics Corp.is a thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel provider. As per Wednesday, June 29, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The Company operates in two business segments: display business and solar business. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $4.38. Comerica Bank raised its position in AU Optronics Corp by 12.9% in the fourth quarter. 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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