Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,146,839 shares, a decrease of 8.1% from the August 15th total of 16,473,989 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 111,614 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 135.7 days. Currently, 12.6% of the company’s shares are short sold.

Shares of Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) opened at 15.55 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $15.56 and a 200-day moving average of $14.46. The stock has a market cap of $2.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.88 and a beta of 1.95. Amaya has a 52-week low of $9.67 and a 52-week high of $26.35.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in Amaya during the first quarter valued at $369,000. CapWealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Amaya by 40.7% in the first quarter. CapWealth Advisors LLC now owns 45,640 shares of the company’s stock valued at $611,000 after buying an additional 13,200 shares during the last quarter. Barclays PLC bought a new stake in Amaya during the first quarter valued at $619,000. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Amaya by 5.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 51,759 shares of the company’s stock valued at $693,000 after buying an additional 2,784 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in Amaya by 7.1% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 475,244 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,358,000 after buying an additional 31,497 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.34% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Clarus Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of Amaya in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Amaya currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

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