AOL, Inc (NYSE:AOL) is having no problem attracting the investors. AOL is still struggling to revive its brand in the eyes of Internet customers.
Shares of the company have almost tripled in the previous 12 months after adding over 4% previous week, eclipsing the performance of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft Corp. ( NASDAQ:MSFT). Shares of the company have not observed that kind of boost since the dotcom boom in 1998, 3 years before AOL merged with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC).
AOL stock received their major gain from an agreement on April 9 to vend patents to world’s biggest software maker for $1.1 billion, money that AOL is returning to shareholders through repurchases and dividends.
Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Demand Media Inc. (NYSE:DMD) fell -1.33% to settle at $10.42, TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:TST) moved up +0.64% to end at $1.58 while CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) dropped -0.72% to finish at $34.61 on Wednesday.
AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL)’s last session volume of 2.65 million shares was higher than its average volume of 1.72 million shares. The stock after opening at $36.50 hit high price of $36.55 and then closed at $35.49 by scoring -3.01%.
AOL generated revenue of $2.17 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $1.01 billion. The Company showed a positive 46.65% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 53.20%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was -22.32%.
The AOL’s past twelve months’ price to sales ratio was 1.54 and price to cash ratio remained 2.27. As far as the returns are concerned, AOL’s return on equity was recorded as 37.00% and return on investment increased 35.01% while its return on asset stayed at 29.96%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -1.88% which was maintained for the month at 7.25%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 28.91% and for the year was 168.05% while the YTD performance remained at 135.03%.
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