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Kuo Sells 507 Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Stock

Camarda Financial Advisors Llc bought 102,585 shares as the company's stock declined 1.55% while stock markets rallied. About 2.71M shares traded. On average, analysts forecast that Applied Optoelectronics will post $5.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. AAOI's profit will be $23.16M for 9.82 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality.

Following previous thoughts, shifting focus on performance of the Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. The stock has returned 3.25% weekly, which was maintained at -1.42% in the 1-month period. Applied Optoelectronics had a net margin of 21.92% and a return on equity of 31.31%. It has outperformed by 10.36% the S&P500. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Applied Optoelectronics from a "strong-buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. (Aaoi) (AAOI)'s stock rose 70.49%. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, September 28 by SunTrust. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 12. As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, July 14 report. They set a "buy" rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. Cowen and Company reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Applied Optoelectronics in a research report on Thursday. Robert W. Baird upgraded it to "Outperform" rating and $300 target in Monday, March 14 report. Since an alpha above 1 hints at more gains, investors can predict some further rally scope. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.01359, the 3 month is 0.84747, and the 1 month is now 1.02484. 111 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), on the other hand, is up 20.04% year to date as of 10/12/2017. Shaker Financial Svcs Limited Co invested in 112,645 shares or 0.75% of the stock. (NasdaqGM:AAOI) is 0.311825. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. 1,084 are held by Bokf Na. Nicholas Investment Prtn Lp holds 34,751 shares. Prudential Finance invested in 0% or 30,230 shares. 206,267 were accumulated by Asset Mgmt One. Alliancebernstein L P holds 169,560 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Investec Asset Mgmt owns 2,073 shares. Eqis Capital Management holds 0.06% or 16,855 shares in its portfolio. Td Cap Lc invested in 0% or 38 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 57,540 shares in the company, valued at $4,039,883.40. Musk Kimbal also sold $789,182 worth of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) on Monday, May 1.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.21 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.51, from 0.8 in 2017Q1. In other words, options speculators picked up Applied Optoelectronics puts over calls at a faster-than-usual clip during the past two weeks. 83 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. Meeder Asset Management owns 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 705 shares. Lpl Financial Limited Liability Company invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). Glenmede Tru Company Na holds 485 shares. The California-based Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). NasdaqGM:AAOI is -0.07282. This number is calculated by looking at the sum of the dividend yield plus percentage of sales repurchased and net debt repaid yield. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Applied Optoelectronics by 3.1% in the first quarter. Bloom Tree Prtn Ltd Liability, a New York-based fund reported 190,230 shares. The stock declined 3.36% or $2.06 reaching $59.38 per share. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0% or 6,200 shares. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Applied Optoelectronics in a report on Thursday. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 8,275 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Globeflex Capital L P owns 4,827 shares.

AOI's products are the building blocks for broadband fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the internet datacenter, CATV broadband, fiber-to-the-home and telecom markets. The Firm creates and makes a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. It has a 11.17 P/E ratio.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $7.88 million activity. The insider Yeh Shu-Hua (Joshua) sold $660,092. Chang Hung-Lun (Fred) had sold 10,000 shares worth $595,013 on Tuesday, May 9. The insider Yeh William H sold $2.16 million. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Lin Chewei has sold 7,000 shares of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

The stock of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Piper Jaffray.

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