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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO)?

The company in question is, AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO) currently with a stock price of 3.63 (-2.68% today). The market cap for AU Optronics Corp. is 3701.84, and is in the sector Technology, and Semiconductor РBroad Line industry. The target price for AU Optronics Corp. is 3.83. Currently AU Optronics Corp. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 20.72. Average volume for AU Optronics Corp. is 1026.86 and so far today it is 145972.

Performance in the last year for AU Optronics Corp. has been 16.20%. For EPS growth, AU Optronics Corp. has seen a growth of -70.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 63.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.70% over the last five years and could be 36.60% for the next five years. AU Optronics Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -13.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -112.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.75%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.92%.

Since the IPO date for AU Optronics Corp. on the 5/23/2002, AU Optronics Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 28.18%. With AU Optronics Corp. trading at 3.63, the dividend yield is 2.95%, and the EPS is -0.36.

So could AU Optronics Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.36 and the P/B is at 0.66. The P/cash is 1.57, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

AU Optronics Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.55, and total debt/equity at 0.69.

In terms of margins, AU Optronics Corp. has a gross margin of 6.00%, an operating margin of -3.60% and a profit margin of -3.30%.Payout ratio for AU Optronics Corp. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -2.50% with return on investment coming to 0.90%.

Insider ownership for AU Optronics Corp., is at 14.00% and institutional ownership comes to 7.00%. Outstanding shares are at 992.45. While shares float is 733.14. The float short is currently 0.73%, and short ratio is 5.23.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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