Media coverage about AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AU Optronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.6231920950864 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
AU Optronics opened at $4.33 on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. AU Optronics has a twelve month low of $4.29 and a twelve month high of $4.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.63. The company has a market capitalization of $4.11 billion, a PE ratio of 3.83 and a beta of 0.81.
AUO has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley upgraded AU Optronics from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. CLSA upgraded AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group lowered AU Optronics from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered AU Optronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Macquarie upgraded AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
About AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corp. researches, develops, produces, and sells thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. The company operates through two segments, Display and Solar. The Display segment designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, and markets flat panel displays for use in televisions (TVs), TV sets, and other related products; desktop monitors; mobile PCs, such as notebooks and tablets; mobile phones; and commercial and other applications, including displays for automobiles, industrial PCs, automated teller machines, point of sale terminals, pachinko machines, medical equipment, and others.
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