Aqua Metals (AQMS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aqua Metals earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s analysis:

Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) opened at 11.19 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $225.38 million. Aqua Metals has a 52 week low of $8.13 and a 52 week high of $22.75. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $15.96 and its 200-day moving average is $14.50.

Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.08. On average, analysts expect that Aqua Metals will post ($0.73) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on AQMS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aqua Metals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. increased their target price on shares of Aqua Metals from $16.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 13th. CIBC reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $34.00 target price (up previously from $16.00) on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Monday, March 13th. National Bank Financial started coverage on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, National Securities began coverage on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aqua Metals has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.00.

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In other Aqua Metals news, major shareholder Interstate Batteries, Inc. sold 95,327 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.98, for a total value of $1,618,652.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Thomas Michael Murphy sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.52, for a total transaction of $350,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 725,455 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,709,971.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 379,733 shares of company stock valued at $6,489,898 in the last three months. Insiders own 19.70% of the company’s stock.

About Aqua Metals

Aqua Metals, Inc is engaged in the business of recycling lead through a process that the Company developed and named AquaRefining. The Company’s AquaRefining process focuses on providing for the recycling of lead acid batteries (LABs) and the production of lead. AquaRefining uses bio-degradable aqueous solvent and an ambient temperature electro-chemical process to produce lead.

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