Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) Short Interest Down 5.4% in December

Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWREGet Rating) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 68,900 shares, a decline of 5.4% from the December 15th total of 72,800 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 56,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Approximately 0.4% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Aware Stock Up 1.8 %

Shares of AWRE opened at $1.72 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $1.80 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.92. The company has a market capitalization of $37.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -28.67 and a beta of 0.31. Aware has a 52-week low of $1.32 and a 52-week high of $3.80.

Aware (NASDAQ:AWREGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The software maker reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $3.02 million during the quarter. Aware had a negative net margin of 7.67% and a negative return on equity of 16.75%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Separately, Lake Street Capital lowered their price objective on Aware from $3.50 to $2.50 in a research report on Friday, October 28th.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Aware

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AWRE. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Aware by 0.7% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,583,497 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,750,000 after purchasing an additional 11,215 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Aware by 8.3% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 660,402 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,981,000 after buying an additional 50,754 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its stake in Aware by 6.4% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 76,460 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $229,000 after buying an additional 4,632 shares during the last quarter. 29.74% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Aware

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Aware, Inc is a biometrics software and services company. The firm’s products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems, which are capable of determining or verifying an individual’s identity. It also provides interoperable, standards-compliant, field-proven biometric functionality, used to capture, verify, format, compress and decompress biometric images, as well as aggregate, analyze, process, and transport those images within biometric systems.

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