Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE:ASX) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 813,167 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 20,137 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley’s holdings in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering were worth $5,269,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by 7.0% in the first quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 78,586 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $509,000 after buying an additional 5,110 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by 28.4% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,169,794 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $14,060,000 after buying an additional 479,915 shares during the last quarter. Greenleaf Trust purchased a new position in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering during the first quarter worth about $191,000. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by 12.7% in the first quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 87,745 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $568,000 after buying an additional 9,907 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by 32.1% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 264,443 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,714,000 after buying an additional 64,300 shares during the last quarter. 6.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASX) traded down 1.880% on Tuesday, reaching $6.525. The company had a trading volume of 467,770 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $10.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.830 and a beta of 0.53. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. has a 12 month low of $4.89 and a 12 month high of $6.70. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $6.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.22.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.07. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering had a return on equity of 14.06% and a net margin of 8.48%. The business had revenue of $2.18 billion for the quarter. On average, equities analysts predict that Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. will post $0.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.164 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.91%.

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A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Advanced Semiconductor Engineering from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. BidaskClub raised Advanced Semiconductor Engineering from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st.

About Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX)

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