Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:AQMS) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.50.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on AQMS. ValuEngine downgraded Aqua Metals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. National Securities set a $10.00 target price on shares of Aqua Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aqua Metals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th.

Shares of Aqua Metals stock traded down $0.03 on Wednesday, hitting $2.36. The stock had a trading volume of 2,205 shares, compared to its average volume of 426,282. Aqua Metals has a twelve month low of $1.42 and a twelve month high of $4.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 4.17 and a quick ratio of 4.03. The company has a market capitalization of $106.79 million, a P/E ratio of -1.97 and a beta of 0.84.

In other news, President Stephen Cotton bought 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $1.90 per share, with a total value of $28,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 18.10% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Aqua Metals by 13.8% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 234,552 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $605,000 after buying an additional 28,428 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Aqua Metals by 21.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,276,325 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,293,000 after buying an additional 221,425 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in shares of Aqua Metals by 21.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,276,325 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,293,000 after buying an additional 221,425 shares during the period. Caption Management LLC grew its position in shares of Aqua Metals by 372.9% during the 4th quarter. Caption Management LLC now owns 27,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $51,000 after buying an additional 22,000 shares during the period. Finally, Levin Capital Strategies L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Aqua Metals during the 4th quarter worth approximately $133,000. 18.93% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aqua Metals Company Profile

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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