Microsoft (MSFT) Reaches $98.46 52-Week High; Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI) Had 6 Bulls

May 25, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Among 13 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics had 43 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained the shares of AAOI in report on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Craig Hallum. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, August 4 by Northland Capital. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. Cowen & Co maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Thursday, February 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 16 by FBR Capital. Cowen & Co maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) rating on Thursday, December 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $60.0 target. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Northland Capital. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Craig Hallum. See Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) latest ratings:

22/02/2018 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $24.0 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $60 New Target: $53 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Sell Downgrade
22/02/2018 Broker: B. Riley & Co Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $32 New Target: $30.5 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Loop Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $35 Initiates Coverage On
29/01/2018 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
10/01/2018 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Neutral New Target: $38 Initiates Coverage On

The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hit a new 52-week high and has $105.35 target or 7.00% above today’s $98.46 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $756.49B company. The 1-year high was reported on May, 25 by Barchart.com. If the $105.35 price target is reached, the company will be worth $52.95B more. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $98.46. About 2.93M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft Fires Away” on May 24, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Microsoft 3.0: A Turnaround That Looks Real” published on May 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Tracking Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 25, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “The Selloff in Baidu Inc Stock Is a Golden Buying Opportunity” published on May 24, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “5 Niche Tech ETFs Hitting All-Time Highs” with publication date: May 24, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity. Capossela Christopher C also sold $325,500 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, February 23.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $130 highest and $20 lowest target. $92.04’s average target is -6.52% below currents $98.46 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 186 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, July 3 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, April 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 21 by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, June 19. As per Friday, March 16, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Oppenheimer. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, May 24 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. As per Thursday, August 27, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $756.49 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 80.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moors & Cabot owns 151,952 shares. Stearns Financial Ser Gru invested 1.41% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jump Trading Ltd Liability Corp reported 4,753 shares. Ashford Cap Management stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Amica Retiree holds 45,073 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 292,558 shares or 2.88% of its portfolio. Bahl & Gaynor, a Ohio-based fund reported 4.91M shares. Service Of America reported 235,018 shares. Colony Group Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 2.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Woodmont Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1.62% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cap Ww Invsts holds 303.76 million shares. Mutual Of America Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 1.44% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 1.11M shares. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Inv Counsel Limited Com stated it has 109,146 shares. Diligent Limited Liability invested in 63,302 shares or 3.45% of the stock. Jones Lllp holds 228,380 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30 billion for 22.79 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

More notable recent Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Applied Optoelectronics: Reasons For Optimism” on May 22, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Applied Optoelectronics: How Amazon, Facebook And Microsoft Will Impact Its Q1 Earnings” published on May 07, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Applied Optoelectronics: Don’t Overreact” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Applied Optoelectronics Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights Ellie Mae, Micron Technology, Applied Optoelectronics, Acadia Realty Trust …” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, makes, and sells fiber-optic networking products primarily for Internet data center, cable television , and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networking end-markets. The company has market cap of $688.79 million. It offers optical modules, lasers, transmitters and transceivers, and turn-key equipment, as well as headend, node, and distribution equipment. It has a 9.59 P/E ratio. The firm sells its products to Internet data center operators, CATV and telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and Internet service providers through its direct and indirect sales channels worldwide.

The stock increased 3.68% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $35.18. About 219,456 shares traded. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has declined 58.92% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 70.47% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 11.84 million shares or 19.13% less from 14.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oppenheimer & Communication holds 14,400 shares. Lpl Fin Limited Liability has 25,374 shares. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 826,201 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Communications The invested in 0.01% or 147,123 shares. King Wealth Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability holds 0.11% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) or 8,000 shares. Principal Finance Gru stated it has 179,036 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 62,189 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 8,300 shares. California Employees Retirement holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 54,234 shares. Legal General Gru Public Ltd Com has 34,922 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Federated Pa has 207 shares. Macquarie Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 900 shares. 21,208 were accumulated by State Bank Of Nova Scotia. Ameriprise Financial Inc holds 99,033 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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