Aqua Metals (AQMS) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.02

News headlines about Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aqua Metals earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2029447797416 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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AQMS has been the topic of several recent research reports. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 target price on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine raised shares of Aqua Metals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aqua Metals has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.40.

Aqua Metals stock traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $2.36. 505,181 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 373,578. Aqua Metals has a 52 week low of $1.42 and a 52 week high of $8.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $85.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.98 and a beta of 0.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 6.27 and a quick ratio of 4.49.

Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.18) by ($0.15). Aqua Metals had a negative return on equity of 52.14% and a negative net margin of 833.24%. The firm had revenue of $0.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.02 million. analysts predict that Aqua Metals will post -0.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, President Stephen Cotton acquired 30,000 shares of Aqua Metals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $2.85 per share, with a total value of $85,500.00. Following the purchase, the president now directly owns 74,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $212,325. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders have purchased a total of 45,000 shares of company stock worth $130,675 in the last three months. 18.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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