AU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages
AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company.
Several analysts have weighed in on AUO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AU Optronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. Credit Suisse Group raised shares of AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 21st.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in AU Optronics during the fourth quarter worth about $45,000. Camelot Portfolios LLC bought a new stake in shares of AU Optronics during the first quarter valued at approximately $50,000. Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of AU Optronics during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $73,000. Millennium Management LLC grew its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 38.1% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 20,088 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $79,000 after purchasing an additional 5,538 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC grew its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 54.8% during the fourth quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 22,978 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $91,000 after purchasing an additional 8,132 shares during the last quarter. 6.87% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The semiconductor company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.16) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $66.71 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $68.07 billion. AU Optronics had a net margin of 0.73% and a return on equity of 1.03%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share. Research analysts anticipate that AU Optronics will post -0.16 earnings per share for the current year.
AU Optronics Company Profile
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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