42,913 Shares in AU Optronics Corp (AUO) Purchased by Federated Investors Inc. PA

Federated Investors Inc. PA acquired a new position in AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 42,913 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $181,000.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 106.1% in the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 385,199 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,622,000 after purchasing an additional 198,299 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 10.5% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 4,689,446 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $19,743,000 after purchasing an additional 446,296 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 0.4% in the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 4,890,244 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $20,588,000 after purchasing an additional 18,823 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust increased its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 40.2% in the third quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 198,206 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $834,000 after purchasing an additional 56,846 shares during the period. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in shares of AU Optronics by 274.8% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 694,287 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,923,000 after purchasing an additional 509,044 shares during the period.

Shares of AUO opened at $4.09 on Wednesday. AU Optronics Corp has a 12-month low of $3.67 and a 12-month high of $5.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market cap of $3.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 3.62 and a beta of 1.03.

AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. AU Optronics had a return on equity of 6.48% and a net margin of 4.54%. The firm had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter. Analysts anticipate that AU Optronics Corp will post 0.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on AUO. ValuEngine lowered AU Optronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 12th. CLSA lowered AU Optronics from an “outperform” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

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AU Optronics Profile

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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