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Investor Place| Mon Nov 13 10:03:49 EST 2017
Investors can choose to believe in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:). But if you’re like me and have trouble letting bygones be bygones, an out-of-the-money bull call spread in lieu of AAOI stock looks like a nice compromise. Let me explain. Following an October gaffe by Applied Optoelectronics management and collective gasp from AAOI bulls, last week’s pre-warned Q3 earnings report was apparently pleasing to investors. Revenue of $88.9 million came in within October’s forecast of $88 million to $89 million and profits topped out at $1.08 compared to an estimated range of $1.04- to $1.09-per-share. But while AAOI stock has surged nearly 20% in the report’s aftermath, shares are still off..

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