Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE)’s stock price crossed below its 200-day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $3.31 and traded as low as $2.90. Aware shares last traded at $2.90, with a volume of 503 shares trading hands.
Separately, ValuEngine lowered Aware from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th.
The company has a market capitalization of $63.33 million, a P/E ratio of 48.93 and a beta of -0.22. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $2.95 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.31.
Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 30th. The software maker reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $3.01 million for the quarter. Aware had a net margin of 7.44% and a return on equity of 1.96%.
In related news, major shareholder Ronin Capital, Llc bought 1,238,052 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $2.91 per share, with a total value of $3,602,731.32. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 18.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of AWRE. GMT Capital Corp acquired a new position in shares of Aware during the first quarter worth approximately $89,000. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aware by 1.5% during the first quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 889,925 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,222,000 after buying an additional 13,000 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of 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 buying an additional 13,409 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aware by 1.5% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 486,786 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,615,000 after buying an additional 7,242 shares during the period. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Aware during the second quarter worth approximately $39,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 22.92% of the company’s stock.
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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