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How to buy Applied Optoelectronics stock

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Applied Optoelectronics shares (AAOI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Applied Optoelectronics employs 2,682 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Applied Optoelectronics share price

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Applied Optoelectronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$7.20 - $17.57
50-day moving average $8.29
200-day moving average $9.27
Wall St. target price$10.86
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.73

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Is Applied Optoelectronics under- or over-valued?

Valuing Applied Optoelectronics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Applied Optoelectronics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Applied Optoelectronics's PEG ratio

Applied Optoelectronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.51. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Applied Optoelectronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Applied Optoelectronics financials

Revenue TTM $234.6 million
Gross profit TTM $50.5 million
Return on assets TTM -6.44%
Return on equity TTM -21.19%
Profit margin -24.91%
Book value $11.07
Market capitalisation $197.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Applied Optoelectronics shares

There are currently 4.3 million Applied Optoelectronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Applied Optoelectronics's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% down from 4.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Applied Optoelectronics shares can be evaluated.

Applied Optoelectronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Applied Optoelectronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Applied Optoelectronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Applied Optoelectronics shares traded daily (recently around 594531.42458101). Applied Optoelectronics's SIR currently stands at 7.16. In other words for every 100,000 Applied Optoelectronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7160 shares are currently held short.

However Applied Optoelectronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Applied Optoelectronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Applied Optoelectronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Applied Optoelectronics's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Applied Optoelectronics shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.1907% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Applied Optoelectronics shares, roughly 191 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Applied Optoelectronics.

Find out more about how you can short Applied Optoelectronics stock.

Applied Optoelectronics share dividends

We're not expecting Applied Optoelectronics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Applied Optoelectronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Applied Optoelectronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.2 up to $17.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAOI.US volatility(beta: 1.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Applied Optoelectronics's is 1.8588. This would suggest that Applied Optoelectronics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Applied Optoelectronics overview

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various fiber-optic networking products worldwide. It offers optical modules, lasers, subassemblies, transmitters and transceivers, and turn-key equipment, as well as headend, node, and distribution equipment. The company sells its products to internet data center operators, cable television and telecom equipment manufacturers, and internet service providers through its direct and indirect sales channels. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. .

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