44 institutional investors are raising stakes in Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS)

Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS) enjoyed a 12.75% run-up in share price since hitting record low of $3.53. The stock managed 9.04% rise and now stands at $3.98 as of Oct. 31, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $3.62 and $4.13. This company shares are 534.42% off its target price of $25.25 and the current market capitalization stands at $84.58M. The recent change has given its price a -35.7% deficit over SMA 50 and -82.51% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -38.29% declines, -63.65% declines and -76.6% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found AQMS’s volatility during a week at 9.54% and during a month it has been found around 9.55%.

Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $32 million or 48% in AQMS stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Awm Investment Company, Inc. owns $5.33 million in Aqua Metals, Inc., which represents roughly 6.3% of the company’s market cap and approximately 16.66% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Frontier Capital Management Co Llc, which owns 1,082,592 shares of the stock are valued at $3.95 million. The third largest holder is Doheny Asset Management /Ca, which currently holds $3.92 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 4.63% of its market capitalization.

Aqua Metals, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of 06/30/2017 reporting period, 44 institutional holders increased their position in Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS) by some 2,944,222 shares, 32 decreased positions by 1,002,430 and 8 held positions by 4,775,770. That puts total institutional holdings at 8,722,422 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 14 new institutional investments totaling 390,508 shares while 18 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 885,543 shares.

Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Aqua Metals, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Divito Vincent L has acquired 1,000 shares of Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS) in trading session dated May. 12, 2017. These shares are worth $12,580 and were traded at $12.58 each. The SEC filing shows that Interstate Batteries, Inc. performed a sale of 72,783 shares. The 10% Owner disposed these shares by way of transaction on May. 09, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $16.95 per share worth to an income of some $1,233,672 on account of Interstate Batteries, Inc..

CFO, Murphy Thomas Michael, sold 20,000 common shares of Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS) in the open market. In a transaction dated May. 08, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $17.52, raking in a sum of $350,400. After this sale, 725,455 common shares of AQMS are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $2,887,311.

In the transaction dated May. 04, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the 10% Owner; Interstate Batteries, Inc. disposed a total of 95,327 shares at an average price of $16.98, amounting to approximately $1,618,652. The insider now directly owns 546,610 shares worth $2,175,508.

Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS) Analyst Guide

Not many analysts have released their opinion on Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 0 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1 average brokerage recommendation.

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