Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) has made a 85.61% comeback from a 12-month low price of $2.64. It was seen -2.2% lower, changing the price to $4.9, when the closing bell rang on 02/12/2019. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $4.77 and $5.185. This company shares are 93.88% off its target price of $9.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $336.88M. The recent change has given its price a 24.53% lead over SMA 50 and -47.23% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 27.94% gains, -33.06% declines and -36.61% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found AMRS’s volatility during a week at 14.17% and during a month it has been found around 11.21%.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $122 million or 34.6% in AMRS stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vivo Capital, Llc owns $27.93 million in Amyris, Inc., which represents roughly 8.29% of the company’s market cap and approximately 22.89% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 3,419,786 shares of the stock are valued at $17.13 million. The third largest holder is Ardsley Advisory Partners, which currently holds $11.77 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 3.49% of its market capitalization.

Amyris, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of September reporting period, 57 institutional holders increased their position in Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) by some 12,258,084 shares, 29 decreased positions by 3,448,905 and 12 held positions by 8,694,170. That puts total institutional holdings at 24,401,159 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 23 new institutional investments totaling 4,611,285 shares while 12 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 952,198 shares.

Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Amyris, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that COO Alvarez Eduardo has acquired 11,834 shares of Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) in trading session dated Dec. 13, 2018. These shares are worth $50,058 and were traded at $4.23 each. The SEC filing shows that Valiasek Kathleen performed a purchase of 23,000 shares. The CFO added these shares by way of transaction on Nov. 27, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $4.37 per share worth to an investment of some $100,510 on account of Valiasek Kathleen.

President and CEO, Melo John, sold 5,195 common shares of Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) in the open market. In a transaction dated Oct. 15, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $7.5, raking in a sum of $38,963. After this sale, 743,713 common shares of AMRS are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $3,644,194.

In the transaction dated Sep. 05, 2018, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the COO; Alvarez Eduardo added a total of 11,877 shares at an average price of $8.45, amounting to approximately $100,361. The insider now directly owns 331,877 shares worth $1,626,197.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 0 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 2 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2 average brokerage recommendation.