Media stories about AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2086272473505 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

AU Optronics (NYSE AUO) opened at $4.56 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,475.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.65 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a current ratio of 1.57, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. AU Optronics has a 1 year low of $3.60 and a 1 year high of $5.35.

AUO has been the subject of several recent research reports. Morgan Stanley raised AU Optronics from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group downgraded AU Optronics from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, CLSA raised AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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About AU Optronics

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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