Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI)’s stock price has gone rise by 2.69 in comparison to its previous close of 13.39, however, the company has experienced a -4.78% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2024-03-31 that When you think about tech disruptor stocks, it’s hard not to mention Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER ). By making use of the “dead” space found in millions of cars in the U.S. – and increasingly across the world – Uber not only provided a convenient service but also forged an entirely new sharing economy.

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Additionally, the 36-month beta value for AAOI is 2.05. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 rating it as “overweight,” 1 rating it as “hold,” and 2 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for AAOI is 35.57M and currently, short sellers hold a 24.90% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of AAOI on April 04, 2024 was 3.10M shares.

AAOI’s Market Performance

AAOI stock saw a decrease of -4.78% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -8.09% and a quarterly a decrease of -26.43%. The volatility ratio for the week is 4.98%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 5.92% for Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI). The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -2.53% for AAOI’s stock, with a 5.78% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AAOI

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AAOI stocks, with B. Riley Securities repeating the rating for AAOI by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for AAOI in the upcoming period, according to B. Riley Securities is $16 based on the research report published on February 23, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Rosenblatt, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AAOI reach a price target of $23. The rating they have provided for AAOI stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on January 30th, 2024.

B. Riley Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to AAOI, setting the target price at $22 in the report published on December 13th of the previous year.

AAOI Trading at -15.61% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AAOI to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -44.44% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.92%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.98%, as shares sank -6.72% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -19.59% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AAOI fell by -4.78%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +217.55% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $14.06. In addition, Applied Optoelectronics Inc saw -28.83% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AAOI starting from Lin Che-Wei, who purchase 31,370 shares at the price of $12.70 back on Mar 18 ’24. After this action, Lin Che-Wei now owns 220,133 shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc, valued at $398,283 using the latest closing price.

Lin Chih-Hsiang (Thompson), the President and CEO of Applied Optoelectronics Inc, purchase 11,780 shares at $12.66 during a trade that took place back on Mar 18 ’24, which means that Lin Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) is holding 1,218,160 shares at $149,169 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AAOI

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -0.19 for the present operating margin
  • 0.27 for the gross margin

The net margin for Applied Optoelectronics Inc stands at -0.28. The total capital return value is set at -0.14. Equity return is now at value -28.06, with -14.06 for asset returns.

Based on Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI), the company’s capital structure generated 0.36 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at -0.07. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.56. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is -7.57.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is -26.84 million with net debt to EBITDA at -2.37. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.77. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.51for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.56. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.85.


In conclusion, Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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