AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AU Optronics Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. 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, Drexel Hamilton restated a “hold” rating on shares of AU Optronics Corp in a report on Tuesday, August 8th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new stake in shares of AU Optronics Corp in the second quarter valued at approximately $127,000. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in shares of AU Optronics Corp by 64.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 28,514 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 11,223 shares during the last quarter. Diversified Trust Co acquired a new stake in shares of AU Optronics Corp in the second quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new stake in shares of AU Optronics Corp in the first quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of AU Optronics Corp in the second quarter valued at approximately $163,000. Institutional investors own 7.45% of the company’s stock.

Shares of AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO) traded up 0.97% on Wednesday, reaching $4.15. 1,118,562 shares of the company were exchanged. AU Optronics Corp has a 12 month low of $3.44 and a 12 month high of $4.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 3.52 and a beta of 0.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.97 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.99.

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $84.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.09 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a return on equity of 17.46% and a net margin of 9.48%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.06) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that AU Optronics Corp will post $1.13 EPS 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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