Alert: Rating Downgrade (9/6/19)-Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI).

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Stock Rating Downgrade

Of late the Value Trend Rating for Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) weakened from C to D reflecting eroding fundamentals and low Appreciation Potential.

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Recent Price Action

Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) stock closed at $10.30 on 9/6/19 after a very large increase of 5.2%. NORMAL trading volume accompanied the advance. The stock has risen 18.8% during the last week but has been extremely weak relative to the market over the last nine months.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

AAOI is expected to be a major Value Eraser reflecting capital returns that are forecasted to fall short of the cost of capital.

AAOI has a current Value Trend Rating of D (Negative). This rating combines very contradictory signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. AAOI has a good Appreciation Score of 72 but a very low Power Rating of 11, with the Negative Value Trend Rating the result.

About John Lafferty 54938 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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