Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc (AFOP): Billionaire Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors Slightly Increase Its Stake

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Billionaire Mario Gabelli‘s GAMCO Investors has recently filed a 13D/A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, in which it reported owning 1.97 million shares of Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc (NASDAQ:AFOP), which amass 12.51% of the company’s outstanding stock. Although this is a quite new position for GAMCO Investors, this filing represents a slight increase in the stake, since GAMCO Investors has previously held 1.74 million shares or 11.00% of the total amount of shares, as reported in a previous 13D/A filing.

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Alliance Fiber Optic Products  (NASDAQ:AFOP) is a company that produces a wide range of fiber optic related products and integrated modules, including dense wavelength division multiplexing devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits, interconnect devices. Year-to-date, the company’s stock is up by 22.03%. Recently, Alliance Fiber Optic Products announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office patent has granted two patents in the company’s multi-mode tap filter technology catalog.

According to Insider Monkey’s database, at the end of March Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates held the biggest position in this stock, worth around $19.31 million; on its heels was Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, with a position in Alliance Fiber Optic Products, valued at $5.6 million. Other investors long the stock are Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, and Paul Tudor Jones’ Tudor Investment Corp.

You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Gabelli Funds 1,405,636 1,405,636 1,405,636 8.90%
GAMCO Asset Management Inc. I.D. No. 13-40445 295,257 295,257 295,257 1.87%
Gabelli Securities, Inc. I.D. No. 13-3379374 273,906 273,906 273,906 1.73%
GGCP, Inc. I.D. No. 13-3056041 0.00%
GAMCO Investors, Inc. I.D. No. 13-400786 0.00%
Associated Capital Group, Inc. I.D. No. 47-3965991 Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS) (a) (b) 0.00%
Mario J. Gabelli 0.00%

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Washington, D.C. 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 2)
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number)
David Goldman
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580-1435
(914) 921-5000
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
______________________ May 12, 2016________________________
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box .

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