Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) Stock Price Crosses Above 50-Day Moving Average of $3.45

Shares of Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) crossed above its fifty day moving average during trading on Monday . The stock has a fifty day moving average of $3.45 and traded as high as $3.47. Aware shares last traded at $3.45, with a volume of 763 shares.

AWRE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet downgraded Aware from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 19th. ValuEngine raised Aware from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 24th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $73.93 million, a PE ratio of -341.40 and a beta of -0.20. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $3.45 and its 200 day moving average is $3.11.

Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 29th. The software maker reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter. Aware had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.36%. The business had revenue of $3.01 million for the quarter.

In related news, major shareholder Ronin Capital, Llc acquired 15,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $2.95 per share, for a total transaction of $45,725.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders have bought 63,699 shares of company stock valued at $188,639. Corporate insiders own 18.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Aware by 1.6% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 864,606 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,870,000 after acquiring an additional 13,409 shares during the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aware during the 2nd quarter worth $39,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Aware by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 486,786 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,615,000 after purchasing an additional 7,242 shares during the period. Finally, Ashfield Capital Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aware by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. Ashfield Capital Partners LLC now owns 196,401 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $587,000 after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares during the period. 22.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aware Company Profile (NASDAQ:AWRE)

Aware, Inc provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and internationally. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric search and matching software development kits (SDKs), biometric enrollment SDKs and application program interfaces (APIs), identity text analytics SDK – Inquire, biometric services platform – BioSP, and cluster-based matching platform – Astra; and integrated solutions comprising Knomi, AwareABIS, WebEnroll, and Indigo, as well as biometric applications that enable various functions in biometrics systems, such as enrollment, analysis, and processing of biometric images and data on workstations or mobile devices; integration of peripheral biometric capture devices; centralized workflow, transaction processing, and subsystem integration; matching of biometric samples against biometric databases to authenticate or verify identities; and analysis and processing of text-based identity data.

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