Asustek Computer Inc (
The company told analysts on Sept. 16 that its sales of notebook computers may rise to 6 million units next year from a projected 4 million this year, Kirk Yang (
Yang maintained a "buy" rating on the stock, with a target price of NT$103 a share in the next 12 months.
Shares of Asustek rose 2.31 percent to NT$84.4 yesterday.
Asustek aims to sell 4.2 million notebook PCs this year to become the world's fourth-largest contract laptop maker, exceeding Inventec Co's (
Quanta Computer Inc (
Asustek deputy financial director David Chang (張偉明) said the company's management "discussed some internal projections" with analysts, but he declined to confirm the figures quoted in analysts' reports.
Asustek said half of the 6 million notebooks it expects to sell next year may be shipped under its own brand name, up from the 2 million projected for this year, Ellen Tseng (
Shares of Inventec rose 0.92 percent to NT$16.5, Compal was up 3.78 percent to NT$32.95 and Wistron rose 0.89 percent to NT$34, while Quanta fell 1.34 percent to NT$51.5.