Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) Short Interest Update

Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWREGet Free Report) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 40,700 shares, a decline of 38.0% from the January 15th total of 65,600 shares. Approximately 0.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 43,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days.

Aware Trading Up 8.9 %

Shares of AWRE stock traded up $0.16 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $1.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 291,974 shares, compared to its average volume of 49,696. The company has a 50 day moving average of $1.63 and a 200 day moving average of $1.53. The stock has a market cap of $40.93 million, a PE ratio of -8.48 and a beta of 0.74. Aware has a 12-month low of $1.05 and a 12-month high of $2.06.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In related news, CEO Robert A. Eckel bought 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $1.62 per share, with a total value of $27,540.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 328,407 shares in the company, valued at $532,019.34. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 32.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional Trading of Aware

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. HRT Financial LP acquired a new position in shares of Aware in the 4th quarter valued at $36,000. Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in shares of Aware by 47.8% in the 4th quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 49,451 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $85,000 after purchasing an additional 15,999 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aware by 60.2% in the 2nd quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 79,072 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 29,705 shares during the period. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Aware in the 4th quarter valued at $156,000. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its stake in shares of Aware by 6.4% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 76,460 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $229,000 after purchasing an additional 4,632 shares during the period. 24.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Aware

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Aware, Inc, a authentication company, provides biometrics software products and solutions for government agencies and commercial entities in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers biometric software solution, which includes Knomi, a mobile biometric framework which provides multiple biometric modality options; AwareABIS, an automated biometric identification system used for large-scale biometric identification and deduplication; AFIX suite used for small-scale law enforcement focused biometric identification; and AFIX Tracker for fingerprint, palmprint, and latent print identification.

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