An Insider Just Bought Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc; Could This Stock Be a Value Opportunity?

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Nov 09, 2022
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The latest data from GuruFocus shows that President and CEO N/A bought 44443 shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) on 2022-11-08. 0C0000A931.png

When insiders buy shares of their company’s stock, it can often be a positive sign. It could signal that insiders are turning bullish on the future of their company. Insiders know far more about their company than the general public does, so it is worth paying attention to their trades. With this in mind, let’s take a look at this insider buy to see if Applied Optoelectronics Inc deserves the attention of investors.

Chih-hsiang Lin’s trades

Over the past year, Chih-hsiang Lin has purchased 0 shares in total.

This means that Chih-hsiang Lin has been buying their company’s stock over the long term. This could be a positive sign for the stock’s future.

Insider trends

Some investors may wonder whether one insider’s buys are that important. Are other insiders buying the stock as well, or are other insiders selling?

The insider transaction history for Applied Optoelectronics Inc shows than there have been 1 insiders buys in total over the past year. Meanwhile, there have been 1 insider sells over the same timeframe.

Although Chih-hsiang Lin has been buying shares recently, it seems that most of their peers are selling. However, insiders sell for many reasons. Maybe they need the cash, or maybe they are trying to lower their taxes. High insider selling could be a bad sign or a neutral sign, depending on the reason for the sales.


Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc were trading for $2.095 apice on the day of Chih-hsiang Lin’s recent buy. This gives the stock a market cap of $60.041 Millions.

With a price of $2.095 and a GuruFocus Value $6.62, Applied Optoelectronics Inc has a price-to-GF-Value ratio of 0.32. This means the stock is {SIGNIFICANTLY OVERVALUED / MODESTLY OVERVALUED / FAIRLY VALUED / MODESTLY UNDERVALUED / SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERVALUED / A POSSIBLE VALUE TRAP} based on its GF Value.

Please note, the numbers and facts quoted are as of the writing of this article and may not factor in the latest trading data or company announcements.

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  • CEO Buys, CFO Buys: Stocks that are bought by their CEO/CFOs.
  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
  • Double Buys:: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying
  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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