Media headlines about Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aqua Metals earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8410790663835 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Shares of AQMS stock traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $3.26. 2,828,245 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 852,495. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 4.49 and a current ratio of 4.71. The stock has a market capitalization of $129.63 million, a PE ratio of -2.74 and a beta of 0.04. Aqua Metals has a 52 week low of $1.42 and a 52 week high of $12.65.
Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported ($0.27) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $1.73 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 million. Aqua Metals had a negative return on equity of 48.44% and a negative net margin of 766.07%. analysts forecast that Aqua Metals will post -0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms have issued reports on AQMS. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price objective on Aqua Metals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Aqua Metals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, National Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Aqua Metals in a report on Friday, March 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aqua Metals currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.83.
In other Aqua Metals news, President Stephen Cotton bought 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $2.85 per share, for a total transaction of $85,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the president now owns 74,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $212,325. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders have bought 45,000 shares of company stock worth $130,675 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 18.10% of the company’s stock.
About Aqua Metals
Aqua Metals, Inc engages in the recycling of lead primarily in the United States. It produces and sells hard lead, lead compounds, and plastics. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
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