Stock To Watch: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $17.38 on Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.26 a share for the upcoming quarter and $0.58 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. is $11.92, and stock is trading $2.08 points away or +17.43% from its 50-day moving average of $11.92. Further it is trading $0.82 or +6.20% away its 200-day moving average of $13.18. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) 52-week high is $22.70 and the 52-week low is $8.08.

This explains if the stock moves $-8.70, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +73.27% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) ratio came in at 51.66.

The stock last ended the trading session at $14.00 and registered a market cap of $239.96M. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) PEG ratio is at 1.38.

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