Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Autoweb Inc (NASDAQ:AUTO) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 309,959 shares of the information services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,792,000.

In related news, insider Jeffrey H. Coats sold 19,590 shares of Autoweb stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.62, for a total value of $168,865.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Kimberly Boren sold 10,000 shares of Autoweb stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.22, for a total transaction of $92,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 12.80% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Autoweb Inc (NASDAQ AUTO) opened at $9.33 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $122.07, a P/E ratio of 54.88 and a beta of 1.07. Autoweb Inc has a 52-week low of $6.63 and a 52-week high of $14.79. The company has a current ratio of 2.99, a quick ratio of 2.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07.

Autoweb (NASDAQ:AUTO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The information services provider reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.08. Autoweb had a net margin of 0.19% and a return on equity of 0.21%. The business had revenue of $36.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.84 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.49 EPS. Autoweb’s revenue was down 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Autoweb Inc will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

AUTO has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Barrington Research raised shares of Autoweb from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autoweb from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Autoweb from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Autoweb in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Autoweb has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.00.

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About Autoweb

AutoWeb, Inc, formerly Autobytel Inc, is an automotive marketing services company that assists automotive retail dealers and automotive manufacturers market and sell new and used vehicles to consumers through the programs for online lead referrals, dealer marketing products and services, and online advertising programs and mobile products.

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