Media headlines about AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics Corp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.6913072173399 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- AO Signal in Focus For AU Optronics Corp (AUO) – Evergreen Caller (evergreencaller.com)
- AU Optronics Corp American Depo (NYSE:AUO) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume – Modern Readers (modernreaders.com)
- AU Optronics Corp (AUO) Shares Needle Moving -1.31% – Stock Press Daily (stockpressdaily.com)
- Stock Monitor: Looking at the Levels on Shares of AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) – Sparta Review (spartareview.com)
- AU Optronics Corp American Depo (NYSE:AUO) Closed Significantly Below Its 50 Day Average – Modern Readers (modernreaders.com)
Several research firms have commented on AUO. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “hold” rating on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AU Optronics Corp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.38.
AU Optronics Corp (AUO) opened at 3.85 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $4.12 and a 200-day moving average of $3.99. The company has a market cap of $3.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.50. AU Optronics Corp has a one year low of $3.44 and a one year high of $4.95.
AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $84.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $87.09 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a return on equity of 17.46% and a net margin of 9.48%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that AU Optronics Corp will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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About AU Optronics Corp
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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