Press coverage about Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Aerogels earned a news impact score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.7169874893987 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Aspen Aerogels (NYSE ASPN) opened at $4.80 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $117.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.80 and a beta of 1.08. Aspen Aerogels has a 1 year low of $3.84 and a 1 year high of $5.58.
Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $27.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.23 million. Aspen Aerogels had a negative return on equity of 21.86% and a negative net margin of 22.72%. The company’s revenue was down 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.13) EPS. equities analysts expect that Aspen Aerogels will post -0.88 EPS for the current year.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aspen Aerogels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 9th.
In other news, major shareholder Craig A. Huff sold 2,895,981 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.30, for a total transaction of $12,452,718.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 16.80% of the company’s stock.
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About Aspen Aerogels
Aspen Aerogels, Inc is an energy technology company that designs, develops and manufactures aerogel insulation used primarily in energy infrastructure facilities. The Company also performs contract research services for various federal and non-federal government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and other institutions.
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