O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its position in AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) by 103.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 119,389 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 60,737 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC’s holdings in AU Optronics were worth $503,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of AU Optronics by 269.2% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 77,018 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $352,000 after acquiring an additional 56,155 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its position in shares of AU Optronics by 16.9% during the first quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 350,315 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,601,000 after acquiring an additional 50,621 shares during the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of AU Optronics by 17.2% during the second quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 131,963 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $558,000 after acquiring an additional 19,367 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in shares of AU Optronics by 22.3% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 4,243,150 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $17,949,000 after acquiring an additional 773,744 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LMR Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of AU Optronics during the second quarter worth about $966,000. 6.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

AUO has been the subject of several recent research reports. KGI Securities upgraded shares of AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. CLSA upgraded shares of AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of AU Optronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

AUO stock opened at $4.11 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 3.64 and a beta of 1.07. AU Optronics Corp has a fifty-two week low of $3.67 and a fifty-two week high of $5.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 0.96.

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About AU Optronics

AU Optronics Corp. researches, develops, produces, and sells thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. The company operates through two segments, Display and Solar. The Display segment designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, and markets flat panel displays for use in televisions (TVs), TV sets, and other related products; desktop monitors; mobile PCs, such as notebooks and tablets; mobile phones; and commercial and other applications, including displays for automobiles, industrial PCs, automated teller machines, point of sale terminals, pachinko machines, medical equipment, and others.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO)

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