Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) shares traded -2.1% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $3.73. The stock exchanged hands 2.85 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.49 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $3.65 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $3.3 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 1 opinions.
Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) high price target of $3.3 and with a conservative view have low price target of $3.3.
JP Morgan “Downgrades” Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) in a research note issued to investors on 2/13/17 to Underweight with price target of $0.
Additionally on 10/28/16 Nomura “Downgrades” Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) to Neutral and on 9/09/16 Bernstein “Downgrades” the stock to Market Perform. Furthermore on 7/19/16 Bank of America “Upgrades” the stock to Buy.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 38.29 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.13, Consequently Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.91%, 2.81% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.52.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 3.5. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.
According to analysts Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.31 and can go high up to $0.34. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.33 derived from a total of 2 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $-0.02 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $-0.01. The company posted an earnings surprise of -3%.
While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 81.2% whereas during current quarter it has 1750% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 352% during current year and -64.6% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) observed at 52.49%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 65.5% over growth.
Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $2.78 Billion according to 2 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $2.78 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $2.78 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $11.04 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $11.01 Billion and high estimates of $11.08 Billion according to 2 number of analysts.
Currently Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)’s shares owned by insiders are 14%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 7.9%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded 0%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.66%.
Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) 52-week high price stands at $4.95 and low price stands at $3.44, its price distance from 52-week high is -24.65% while its distance from 52-week low price is 8.43%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 06/27/17, and 52-week low on 11/11/16.
Au Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $11.47 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.32. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $6.47 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 0.58, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $2.91, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 1.28. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0.07 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 4.88.