Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:DSS) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 369,300 shares, an increase of 45.7% from the January 12th total of 253,511 shares. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 400,854 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days.

Document Security Systems (DSS) remained flat at $$1.13 during mid-day trading on Friday. 104,025 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 421,522. Document Security Systems has a 12 month low of $0.56 and a 12 month high of $3.16. The stock has a market cap of $21.86, a PE ratio of -22.60 and a beta of 2.76.

Document Security Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:DSS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The business services provider reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Document Security Systems had a negative net margin of 6.60% and a negative return on equity of 31.03%. The company had revenue of $4.20 million during the quarter.

In other news, CEO Jeffrey Ronaldi purchased 136,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $0.67 per share, for a total transaction of $91,388.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 431,703 shares in the company, valued at approximately $289,241.01. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. In the last 90 days, insiders purchased 148,600 shares of company stock worth $100,420.

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About Document Security Systems

Document Security Systems, Inc (DSS) is a developer and marketer of secure technologies. The Company specializes in fraud and counterfeit protection for various forms of printed documents and digital information. It operates through four segments: DSS Packaging and Printing Group, which produces custom paperboard packaging; Plastic Printing Professionals, Inc (DSS Plastics Group), which manufactures laminated and surface printed cards; ExtraDev, Inc (DSS Digital Group), which provides data center centric solutions to businesses and governments delivered through the cloud, and DSS Technology Management, Inc (DSS Technology Management), which acquires or internally develops technology or intellectual property assets.

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