Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Gets B.Riley FBR Civerage with $38.0 Target; Last Week Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics has $11500 highest and $21 lowest target. $69’s average target is 94.15% above currents $35.54 stock price. Applied Optoelectronics had 32 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, August 4 by Northland Capital. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, June 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, August 4. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 14 report. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. Craig Hallum maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, November 8. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $25 target in Thursday, February 25 report.

Among 8 analysts covering Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Sierra Bancorp had 16 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) rating on Monday, September 21. Zacks has “Buy” rating and $18 target. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, December 5 by Hovde Group. The rating was initiated by Hovde Group on Friday, June 10 with “Outperform”. DA Davidson downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. The stock of Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, May 23. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, January 6 with “Market Perform”. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 7. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was initiated by FIG Partners with “Hold”. See Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) latest ratings:

21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $30.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: FIG Partners Rating: Hold New Target: $30.0 Initiate
24/10/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Hold New Target: $30.0 Downgrade
25/07/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0000 Upgrade

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $867,608 activity. BLACK RICHARD B sold $58,520 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Murry Stefan J. had sold 3,050 shares worth $214,138. The insider Lin Chewei sold 7,000 shares worth $406,000. $62,230 worth of stock was sold by Kuo David C on Monday, August 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.02, from 2.21 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 45 investors sold Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 14.64 million shares or 5.15% less from 15.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 9,850 shares. Moreover, Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.01% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Invesco reported 241,865 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 6,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ledyard Fincl Bank reported 540 shares. Suntrust Banks accumulated 5,719 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And owns 123,425 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can reported 35,181 shares. 184 are held by Point72 Asia (Hong Kong). Mason Street Advsrs reported 0.01% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Virginia Retirement Et Al has 14,700 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. North Star Invest Mgmt owns 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 200 shares. New York-based Newtyn Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 2.09% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested in 0.02% or 7,800 shares. Moreover, Barclays Pcl has 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 69,413 shares.

The stock decreased 7.38% or $2.83 during the last trading session, reaching $35.54. About 3.02 million shares traded or 67.20% up from the average. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has risen 622.05% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 605.35% the S&P500.

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 $688.84 million. It offers optical modules, lasers, transmitters and transceivers, and turn-key equipment, as well as headend, node, and distribution equipment. It has a 8.35 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.

Analysts await Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.75 EPS, down 3.85% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.78 per share. AAOI’s profit will be $14.54M for 11.85 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.47% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.53, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 2 investors sold Sierra Bancorp shares while 22 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 7.40 million shares or 1.88% more from 7.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Legal & General Gru Public Limited Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) for 3,940 shares. Menta Capital Limited Co holds 10,714 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio holds 25,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). Wellington Management Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership owns 677,261 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). 39,047 were accumulated by Brown Advisory. Vanguard Gp has 0% invested in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) for 494,942 shares. Intll Grp Incorporated invested in 0% or 8,214 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership accumulated 938,622 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Barclays Plc, United Kingdom-based fund reported 589 shares. The Texas-based Smith Asset Mgmt Grp Inc Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). Foundry Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.2% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). Envestnet Asset Incorporated owns 1,078 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 157,902 shares.

Sierra Bancorp operates as the bank holding firm for Bank of the Sierra that provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses in California. The company has market cap of $406.19 million. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts, sweep accounts, demand deposit accounts, NOW accounts, certificates of deposit, and brokered deposits. It has a 17.7 P/E ratio. It also provides real estate loans secured by commercial, professional office, and agricultural properties; construction loans for residential and commercial development; permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities; secondary market services for residential mortgage loans; agricultural production loans; commercial and industrial loans and leases, including SBA loans and direct finance leases; mortgage warehouse loans; and consumer loans.