|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||9.01 - 9.65|
|52 Week Range||8.56 - 46.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 12% in the last...
Stocks opened lower on the day, but by the afternoon were able to turn higher. M&A remains a constant theme in the market, although investors are getting more focused on the Federal Reserve and whether it will cut rates or hold steady. Let's look at a few top stock trades going into Wednesday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Amazon Click to Enlarge Not all that long ago in InvestorPlace's Nasdaq Today column, we wrote that the Nasdaq would have trouble getting back to all-time highs if FAANG didn't start participating.Well, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is trying to do its part, hitting its highest levels since Q4 2018. The stock's post-earnings rally was halted in its tracks a few months ago when the stock market took a dive on renewed trade-war fears.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOver the last month though, AMZN has been trending higher (blue line) while bumping into resistance near $1,950. On Wednesday, it burst through the latter.I now want to see $1,950 act as support and am looking for a run to the $2,035 to $2,050 area. That's where Amazon topped out twice in September and October. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Facebook Click to Enlarge Another FAANG component is on the move Wednesday, with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) jumping higher. Pushing through its April and May highs, the stock is hitting its highest levels in a year.I want to see a further push above $200, increasing investors' confidence that a gap-fill up toward $215 can take place. Let's also see if this $197.50 area can act as support going forward.If FB stock breaks down, I want to see either the 20-day or the 50-day moving average act as support. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Boeing Click to Enlarge I will give Boeing (NYSE:BA) stock some credit, as shares handle bad news relatively well. Shares are up Tuesday despite a year-over-year decline in Q2 and 1H deliveries, and only fell modestly on Monday despite one customer canceling an order for up to 50 jets.Most importantly, though, it's still below the key $360 level, which buoyed BA stock for almost two months following the 737 MAX incident. It's also below all of its major moving averages.Investors have to wait for one of two things -- either a test of support near $337 to $340, or BA reclaiming the $360 to $362 level. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: Square Click to Enlarge Square (NYSE:SQ) stock is erupting on Tuesday, up more than 6% on the day. The action is promising, as SQ jumps off its 50-week moving average and tests a key level of resistance near $78.Over this mark and a run to $82 or higher is in the cards. Eventually, we want to see $78 turn to support. If $78 holds as resistance, see that the 10-week holds as support.Notice that the 10-week moving average is trying to cross above the 50-week moving average, which could bode well for intermediate-term momentum. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: Applied Optoelectronics Click to Enlarge Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) caught a huge lift on Tuesday, up 14%, thanks to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) agreeing to acquire Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) for $2.6 billion. It sent a bid through the whole group, as investors add M&A to the industry's list of catalysts.The move is igniting AAOI stock over the 50-day moving average, while keeping it north of the 20-day moving average and prior downtrend resistance. If it can continue higher, see how it handles the high from a few weeks ago at $11.40. Above that and the $11.80 to $12 area (black line) will be interesting.This zone was strong support before giving way in May.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half * 7 Simple Ways for Young Investors to Invest Their First $1,000 * 6 Stocks to Buy Based on Insider Buying The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: SQ, AMZN, FB, BA appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Optical networking products company stocks surged in premarket trading Tuesday, as Cisco Systems Inc.'s deal to Acacia Communications Inc. for a hefty premium provided a boost. Shares of NeoPhotonics Corp. jumped 7.0% ahead of the open, Applied Optoelectronics Inc. rallied 8.9%, Lumentum Holdings Inc. climbed 3.9%, II-VI Inc. advanced 3.3% and Finisar Corp. hiked up 2.9%. The gains bucked weakness in technology sector and the broader stock market, as futures for the technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 fell 0.3% and futures for the S&P 500 declined 0.3%. Acacia's stock rocketed 37% in premarket trading, while Cisco shares fell 1.3%.
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Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI ) shares were dropping Thursday after the company reported first-quarter earnings and revenue the prior afternoon that came up short of analyst expectations. Applied ...
Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -28.57% and -0.84%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) _ Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AAOI) on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $10.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Sugar Land, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 53 cents per share.
Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI ) releases its next round of earnings this Wednesday, May 8. Here's Benzinga's essential guide to Applied Optoelectronics's first-quarter earnings report. Earnings ...
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Over a one-day period, Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) stock has lost nearly 60% of its value. Markets reacted to the full-year revenue guidance and GAAP net income coming in below analyst expectations. Ahead of the earnings report, valuations in the application software company were modest. To their credit, bears who bet heavily against STMP stock will get rewarded following the earnings report.Stamps.com stock had been on a steady downtrend since peaking in July 2018. When the stock finally bottomed in December at $141, the 40% stock appreciation was due to stock markets rebounding from the bear market.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSTMP reported earnings consistently growing in the double-digits in the last five years, but with the light outlook for this year, what should STMP stock investors do next? STMP: A Strong Fourth-Quarter ReportStamp.com reported revenue growing 28.5% to $170.2 million. Non-GAAP earnings-per-share came in at $3.73, while GAAP EPS was $2.30. STMP's CEO said the company achieved strong results in the fourth quarter because it executed on its shipping business. Its acquisition of MetaPack strategically positioned the company to compete globally. Earnings and revenue both beat consensus for the fifth straight quarter in a row, even after accounting for the $7.2 million non-cash stock-based compensation expense. The company also bought back 531,000 shares in the period at a total cost of around $88.5 million. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills Fiscal Year 2019 OutlookAccording to BusinessWire, the company posted the following summary of its business outlook: * We expect total revenue to be in a range of approximately $540 million to $570 million. * We expect GAAP net income to be in a range of approximately $55 million to $69 million. * We expect GAAP net income per fully diluted share to be in a range of approximately $2.86 to $3.76. * We expect our 2019 effective tax rate to be 30.0%.Analysts expected total revenue of $689 million, so the $540 million outlook at the lowest point comes as a shocker to the market. At a GAAP EPS as high as $3.76, STMP stock traded at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 53X at a $198 share price. But at $102, the forward P/E drops to 27X. Reasons for Downside GuidanceStamps.com lost a major account in the quarter and validated the bears' bet against STMP stock with their 14.5% short float. The company said that its exclusive partnership with the U.S. Postal Service is now over. This will cost $130 million in revenue. After the stock price drop, the 27x forward P/E looks "okay" if the company manages to win new customers in the year. Still, with this sharply lower guidance, the fair value is nowhere near the $174 average price target that analysts have on the stock. Expect analysts to lower their expectations for the company and to lower the price target in the $70 - $150 range. RisksStamps.com stock is not a very heavily traded stock, so the lack of liquidity will lead to wide price swings. The company's exclusive contract loss with USPS will damage earnings, revenue and profit margins for 2019 and potentially for a few years after that. Although Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) is in a completely different market, this firm also lost big customers and has yet to recover from it. AAOI, which was once valued in the billions by market capitalization, now trades at a $280 million market cap.STMP could be at the start of a long bearish phase, as markets adjust to the lack of revenue growth for years to come. Bottom Line on STMP StockMarkets are unforgiving when a growth company loses a major customer and revenue suddenly decelerates. For Stamps.com, the over 40% drop in after-hours trade could be a start. Bottom-fishers may want to wait a few days before betting on a short-term bounce. Investors with a longer time horizon should wait for the company to announce new account wins that replace the lost business. Without any evidence of a turnaround, buying STMP stock at this time is really a pure gamble.As of this writing, Chris Lau did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 6 Hot Stocks For Goldman Sachs' New Investing Strategy * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Compare Brokers The post Is Stamps.com Stock a Hopeless Investment After Disappointing Guidance? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI ) shares were declining to their lowest level in about 2 1/2 years after the provider of optical networking technology reported below-consensus fourth-quarter ...
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) _ Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AAOI) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Sugar Land, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 43 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations.