AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) Declares $0.19 Dividend

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) declared a dividend on Thursday, June 15th, Fidelity reports. Investors of record on Thursday, July 6th will be paid a dividend of 0.1853 per share by the semiconductor company on Thursday, January 1st. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 3rd.

AU Optronics Corp has a payout ratio of 11.0% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Analysts expect AU Optronics Corp to earn $1.09 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.13 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 11.9%.

AU Optronics Corp (AUO) opened at 4.07 on Tuesday. AU Optronics Corp has a 12 month low of $3.44 and a 12 month high of $4.95. The company has a market cap of $3.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.85 and a beta of 0.51. The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.01 and its 200-day moving average is $3.94.

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The semiconductor company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.49. The company had revenue of $88.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $88.56 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a net margin of 6.63% and a return on equity of 11.96%. The firm’s revenue was up 24.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.57) EPS. On average, analysts expect that AU Optronics Corp will post $1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts recently commented on AUO shares. CLSA initiated coverage on AU Optronics Corp in a research note on Friday, May 19th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, BidaskClub raised AU Optronics Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. AU Optronics Corp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.38.

About AU Optronics Corp

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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