How to buy Applied Optoelectronics shares | $11.26

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc (AAOI) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at $11.49 after a previous close of $11.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of $11.02 to a high of $11.85. The latest price was $11.26 (25 minute delay). Applied Optoelectronics is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 3,115 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Applied Optoelectronics

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AAOI in this case.
  5. Research Applied Optoelectronics shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Applied Optoelectronics shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Applied Optoelectronics's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Applied Optoelectronics's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $10.89, which is 3.46% down on its pre-crash value of $11.28 and 117.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $5.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Applied Optoelectronics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $593.81 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $937.19.

Applied Optoelectronics share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AAOI stocks over time.

Applied Optoelectronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-06.
Open$11.49
High$11.85
Low$11.02
Close$11.26
Previous close$11.49
Change $-0.23
Change % -2.002%
Volume 404,926
Information last updated 2020-12-26.
52-week range$5 - $17.57
50-day moving average $8.079
200-day moving average $10.5484
Wall St. target price$9.25
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.728
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Fineco
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
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£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
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No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Applied Optoelectronics stock?

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Applied Optoelectronics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $11.26

1 week (2021-01-11) 9.53%
1 month (2020-12-18) 32.31%
3 months (2020-10-16) 2.55%
6 months (2020-07-17) 0.18%
1 year (2020-01-17) -20.25%
2 years (2019-01-18) -32.13%
3 years (2018-01-18) -65.66%
5 years (2016-01-15) -16.10%

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 $231 million
Gross profit TTM $46.2 million
Return on assets TTM -6.08%
Return on equity TTM -28.35%
Profit margin -34.83%
Book value $11.586
Market capitalisation $201.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Applied Optoelectronics shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AAOI.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

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 3.3% 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 722848.07370184). Applied Optoelectronics's SIR currently stands at 5.97. In other words for every 100,000 Applied Optoelectronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5970 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 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Applied Optoelectronics shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.2585% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Applied Optoelectronics shares, roughly 259 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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Applied Optoelectronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Applied Optoelectronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5 up to $17.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAOI.US volatility(beta: 1.83)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 1.8325. 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).

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Applied Optoelectronics overview

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various fiber-optic networking products worldwide. It offers optical modules, lasers, 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 telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and internet service providers through its direct and indirect sales channels. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas.

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