The Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products, primarily for networking end markets, such as Internet data center, cable television (CATV), fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and telecommunications (telecom). The stock declined 0.66% or $0.39 reaching $58.73 per share. About 1.22M shares traded.

Investors may be looking to compare the current stock price of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) to some of its moving averages. It has outperformed by 605.35% the S&P500. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 10.69 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.62.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $0.19 in September 2017 quarter and $0.02 in December 2017 quarter, representing 111.11% and 0% growth, respectively. The company has market cap of $1.20 billion. Its up 0.23, from 1.98 in 2016Q3. About 375,283 shares traded. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Invesco Ltd has 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). Marshall Wace Llp holds 231,747 shares. Ameriprise, Minnesota-based fund reported 95,040 shares. Oppenheimer And Incorporated reported 55,032 shares. Spark Inv Limited accumulated 113,400 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% stake. Victory Cap Inc invested in 0% or 53,605 shares. Look at its top three institutional owners. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 335 shares.

The share price of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. 72,533 are held by Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership. Gray Financial Group Ga Adv Adv owns 18,055 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Blackrock owns 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 4,120 shares. (NASDAQ:AAOI) by 0.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Since March 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 16 sales for $8.37 million activity.

07/13/2017 – Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. had its “overweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 71,167 shares in the company, valued at $5,132,564.04. On Tuesday, March 7 Yeh Shu-Hua (Joshua) sold $270,000 worth of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) or 5,000 shares. Shares for $50,954 were sold by Murry Stefan J. on Monday, March 13. Applied Optoelectronics had a return on equity of 31.31% and a net margin of 21.92%. The other 9, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it.

The stock of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (ADR) (NYSE:EBR) is a huge mover today! Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Loews Corporation (L) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 28, 2017” on August 25, 2017. The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.10, which implies that analysts are generally neutral in their outlook for AAOI over the next year. Therefore 78% are positive. K+S had 182 analyst reports since June 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

07/24/2017 – Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. had its “strong buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Raymond James. Northland Capital downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $4300 target in Friday, August 4 report. Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $102.00 target price (up from $100.00) on shares of Applied Optoelectronics in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by Craig Hallum. A 7 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while2 believe that investors should either steer clear of AAOI or, if they already own its stock, sell it. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Needham.

07/20/2017 – Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. had its “sell” rating reiterated by analysts at BWS Financial. It increased, as 50 investors sold SWK shares while 179 reduced holdings. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt invested in 23,900 shares or 0% of the stock. Usca Ria Limited Co owns 8,694 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio. A dropping P/E is an indication that the company is out of favor with investors.

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