Asia Optical Co. Inc. (3019) Moved Up 4.58% on Nov 22

November 22, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Shares of Asia Optical Co. Inc. (TPE:3019) last traded at 125.5, representing a move of 4.58%, or 5.5 per share, on volume of 24.79 million shares. After opening the trading day at 121.5, shares of Asia Optical Co. Inc. traded in a close range. Asia Optical Co. Inc. currently has a total float of 281.08 million shares and on average sees shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 28 and high of 143.

TWSE: Giving Taiwan A Global Identity

Taiwan is one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia in terms of economic prospects. Its trade and commerce industry plays an important role in the continuous success of the broader Asian trade and commerce environment. Active trades is one of the main subject of Asia Optical Co. Inc. interest there. The country’s compelling corporate governance is what makes Asia the great region that it is today.

The Stock Exchange

The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) is the primary stock exchange in Taiwan that was founded on October 23, 1961. However, the official operations did not begin until February 9, 1962. The TWSE is owned by the TWSE Corp. and is regulated under the country’s Financial Supervisory Commission.

As of December 31, 2013, there are more than 800 companies listed on the TWSE, bringing its overall market capitalization to NT$24.52 million. And Asia Optical Co. Inc. is one of them.

The TWSE is composed of various sectors but the technology industry appears to be thriving the most. Taiwan is home to some of the biggest electronics contract manufacturers worldwide such as the Hon Hai Precision Industry and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC).

Pre-market trading on the TWSE begins at 7:40 a.m. and lasts for an hour, ending at 8:40 a.m. It is then followed by regular trading that begins at 9:00 a.m. and lasts for four hours and 45 minutes, ending at 1:45 p.m. Lastly, post-market trading begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts fot an hour, ending at 3:00 p.m.

The Index

The Taiwan Capitalization-Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) is the benchmark index in Taiwan. It tracks all the stocks listed on the TWSE with the exception of full-delivery stocks, preferred stocks, and those that have not been listed for at least one calendar month. Consequently, the TAIEX is a strong indicator of the health of the Taiwanese economy.

While the TAIEX had first been published in 1967, its base value of 100 points has a base date of 1966.

The TAIEX has an all-time high of 10,202.20 points, which was last seen in 2000. The surge during that time was primarily driven by the gradual recovery of the Taiwanese economy after suffering from a significant meltdown caused by the earthquake that had hit Taiwan in 1999.

On the other hand, its all-time low of 3,446.26 points was last seen in 2001. The TAIEX had dipped to that level a month after the terrorist attacks in the US, a tragedy commonly known as 9/11. The bombing of the twin towers had led to a widespread panic among investors that rippled all over the world. As for Taiwan, its export industry had largely been affected. Asia Optical Co. Inc. did not spread the panic.

Asia is widely expected to make up roughly 26% of the global financial wealth by 2019. With Taiwan carrying out its own growth potentials, it is one of the biggest contributors to this prospective feat. This is why the TWSE is one of the most interesting equity markets today. Investments will surely lead to valuable returns, an important consideration for short-term and long-term investors alike.

More notable recent Asia Optical Co. Inc. (TPE:3019) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Asian markets get boost from Apple’s strong earnings” on August 02, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “Apple’s Asia Suppliers Rise on Forecast of Strong Holiday Sales” published on November 03, 2017, Barrons.com published: “What Apple’s iPhone X Means for Asian Tech Stocks” on September 13, 2017. More interesting news about Asia Optical Co. Inc. (TPE:3019) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Asia-Pacific Passive Optical Component Market (2016-2022) – Research and Markets” published on June 16, 2017 as well as Businessinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Shares in Apple suppliers across Asia promptly crashed after the launch of the …” with publication date: September 13, 2017.

Asia Optical Co., Inc. is a Taiwan-based firm principally engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of various optical components. The company has market cap of $35.28 billion. The Company’s principal products include optical lens products, laser range finder parts, digital video disk components and optical communication components. It has a 83.59 P/E ratio. The Firm mainly operates through five business divisions: optical components segment, image sensor segment, digital cameras segment, optoelectronic products segment and optoelectronic components segment.

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