Applied Optoelectronics Inc Stock as Institutional Investors Enter

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(NASDAQ:AAOI) Worth Buying? Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.18% or 34,738 shares in its portfolio.

Portolan Capital Management Llc increased Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) stake by 297,529 shares to 468,458 valued at $10.14 million in 2016Q4. The stock increased 2.17% or $2.12 during the last trading session, reaching $99.61. Whale Rock Cap Llc has 659,441 shares for 1.25% of their portfolio. Eads & Heald Counsel, a Georgia-based fund reported 13,661 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 89% of Applied Optoelectronics's analysts are positive. The Darsana Capital Partners Lp holds 1.00 million shares with $42.53 million value, down from 2.50 million last quarter. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 170.10% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 11.34% growth rate. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Monday, December 19 by Sandler O'Neill. Craig Hallum has "Buy" rating and $9500 target. About 2.29M shares traded. (NYSE:JPM) has risen 33.74% since August 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Since February 22, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 35 insider sales for $7.18 billion activity.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products, primarily for networking end markets, such as Internet data center, cable television (CATV), fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and telecommunications (telecom). To Internet-based data center operators, it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables. Alger has a 263.8% average return when recommending AAOI, and is ranked #124 out of 4625 analysts. The Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management Lp holds 975,727 shares with $22.87 million value, down from 1.03 million last quarter. AAOI's profit will be $21.79 million for 20.65 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. Also, the number of funds holding Applied Optoelectronics Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 3 to 2 for a decrease of 1. It is negative, as 14 investors sold Applied Optoelectronics Inc shares while 33 reduced holdings. Darsana Capital Partners Lp sold 1.50 million shares as At&T Inc (Put) (T)'s stock declined 7.81%. BLACK RICHARD B sold $64,370 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Yeh Shu-Hua (Joshua) sold $270,000 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Chang Hung-Lun (Fred) also sold $595,013 worth of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Tuesday, May 9. "(NASDAQ:AAOI)" was first posted by Stock Observer and is owned by of Stock Observer.

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 9 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 59.17% of shares outstanding.

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 25. "Shares Fell 11.5% in June" published on July 10, 2017, Benzinga.com published: "Jim Cramer Gives His Opinion On Applied Optoelectronics, Frontier ..." on July 28, 2017. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson with "Buy" on Friday, July 14. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of AAOI in report on Tuesday, June 20 with "Buy" rating. Northland Capital has "Outperform" rating and $23 target. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by Roth Capital. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, July 14 with "Buy". BidaskClub raised Applied Optoelectronics from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Monday.

Since an alpha above 1 hints at more gains, investors can predict some further rally scope. Its down 0.42, from 1.74 in 2016Q3.

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules and equipment. Raymond James Fincl Ser Advsrs owns 26,496 shares. Milestone Gp Incorporated invested in 0.16% or 24,608 shares. Gray Finance Group Ga Adv Adv has invested 0.16% in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). Lsv Asset Mgmt holds 46,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Citigroup reported 0% stake. Bourne Lent Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Applied Optoelectronics during the first quarter valued at about $399,000. 843 were accumulated by Walleye Trading Limited Liability. (AAOI) has the trading volume of 6.71 Million shares with the average trading volume of 3730 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). Blackrock Advsr Ltd Co reported 8,669 shares.

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