News stories about AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.7689588995506 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded AU Optronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 an average rating of “Hold”.

Shares of AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 273,001 shares, compared to its average volume of 527,777. AU Optronics has a fifty-two week low of $3.60 and a fifty-two week high of $4.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,020.00, a P/E ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 0.56.

AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.63. AU Optronics had a return on equity of 18.55% and a net margin of 10.56%. The business had revenue of $87.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.19 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that AU Optronics will post 1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal 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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