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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 – Broad 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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