Little Upside For Investors: AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 25 Apr (In 72 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at -$0.01 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $2,680.34 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 4.00%, a profit margin of 4.50% and a gross margin of 11.30%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO). Most recently, on October 31st, 2018, CLSA Downgrade a Sell rating. Before that, on July 27th, 2018, CLSA Upgrade to Outperform. Morgan Stanley Downgrade a Equal-Weight rating on June 18th, 2018, CLSA Downgrade an Underperform rating on April 26th, 2018, and Credit Suisse Downgrade a Underperform rating on January 31st, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 999.33M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 3.52B. In the last trading day, 3,801,277 shares of AU Optronics Corp. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 804.69K shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$0.25 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -6.63% and a moving average of 3.69. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.60 (which is -14.56%) and the stock’s moving average was 3.93. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of AUO changed by -$0.76 (which is -17.76%) and demonstrated a moving average of 4.00.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 17.64%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 12.90% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 12.90%. Using a similar metric, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 14.27% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 11.25% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 11.25%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -0.10 over the past 9 days, -0.23 over the past two weeks, and -0.30 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $3.52 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $5.06 and a low of $3.57. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP sold more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 15,060,599 shares of the company’s stock following the subtraction of -290,314 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now held 1.57% stake in AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) experienced a high price of $3.55 and low point of $3.35. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 3.52 per share, following a loss of -$0.1, or -3.56% during the full day.