Amyris’ (NASDAQ:AMRS) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at HC Wainwright

Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Thursday, January 18th. They currently have a $15.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 195.86% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also commented on AMRS. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Amyris in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Amyris from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Amyris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.69.

Amyris (NASDAQ AMRS) opened at $5.07 on Thursday. Amyris has a 12 month low of $1.86 and a 12 month high of $10.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.78. The company has a market cap of $218.18, a P/E ratio of -0.82 and a beta of 0.49.

In other Amyris news, insider John Melo sold 10,776 shares of Amyris stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.68, for a total value of $50,431.68. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 83,172 shares in the company, valued at $389,244.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders own 11.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in Amyris by 16.3% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 32,768 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 4,603 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV boosted its stake in Amyris by 228.4% in the 3rd quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 60,154 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 41,834 shares during the period. Creative Planning acquired a new position in Amyris in the 4th quarter worth approximately $188,000. Carl Domino Inc acquired a new position in Amyris in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $182,000. Finally, Hudson Bay Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Amyris in the 4th quarter worth approximately $451,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 22.93% of the company’s stock.

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About Amyris

Amyris, Inc is an integrated industrial biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in research and development and sales of fuels and farnesene-derived products. It is applying its industrial synthetic biology platform to engineer, manufacture and sell products into a range of consumer and industrial markets, including cosmetics, flavors and fragrances (F&F), solvents and cleaners, polymers, lubricants, healthcare products and fuels.

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