Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:AQMS) insider Stephen Cotton sold 4,415 shares of Aqua Metals stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.26, for a total value of $76,202.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 93,291 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,610,202.66. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Stephen Cotton also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Wednesday, March 22nd, Stephen Cotton sold 4,415 shares of Aqua Metals stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.84, for a total value of $78,763.60.
Shares of Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:AQMS) traded down 1.36% during trading on Friday, hitting $15.91. The stock had a trading volume of 829,640 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $18.30 and its 200 day moving average is $13.63. The company’s market cap is $307.65 million. Aqua Metals Inc has a 1-year low of $7.54 and a 1-year high of $22.75.
Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The business services provider reported ($0.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.08. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.17) EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Aqua Metals Inc will post ($0.35) EPS for the current fiscal year.
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AQMS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aqua Metals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. National Bank Financial initiated coverage on Aqua Metals in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. National Securities initiated coverage on Aqua Metals in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. lifted their price target on Aqua Metals from $16.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 13th. Finally, CIBC reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $34.00 price target (up previously from $16.00) on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Monday, March 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.00.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. DnB Asset Management AS bought a new position in Aqua Metals during the first quarter worth about $285,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Aqua Metals by 47.7% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 24,614 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $323,000 after buying an additional 7,945 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Aqua Metals during the fourth quarter worth about $274,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in Aqua Metals by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 146,644 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,922,000 after buying an additional 6,163 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in Aqua Metals during the fourth quarter worth about $455,000. 20.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Aqua Metals Company Profile
Aqua Metals, Inc is engaged in the business of recycling lead through a process that the Company developed and named AquaRefining. AquaRefining process will provide for the recycling of lead acid batteries (LABs) and the production of lead. AquaRefining is a water-based ambient temperature process. The modular nature of AquaRefining makes it possible to start LAB recycling at a smaller scale than is possible with smelters.
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