Aixtron AG (NASDAQ:AIXG) shares gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $5.83, but opened at $5.85. Aixtron AG shares last traded at $5.95, with a volume of 13,740 shares.

Several brokerages have weighed in on AIXG. Commerzbank AG raised Aixtron AG from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Aixtron AG in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. DZ Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Aixtron AG in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Aixtron AG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Equinet Institutional Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aixtron AG in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.58.

The firm’s market capitalization is $665.02 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $6.09 and its 200 day moving average is $4.76.

Aixtron AG (NASDAQ:AIXG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by $0.07. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.08) earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $21.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.35 million. The business’s revenue was down 46.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Aixtron AG will post ($0.28) earnings per share for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Aixtron AG stock. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Aixtron AG (NASDAQ:AIXG) by 3.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 314,288 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,067 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned about 0.28% of Aixtron AG worth $1,370,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Aixtron SE is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor and compound-semiconductor industry. The Company’s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials.

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