Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 32,000 shares, a decline of 17.3% from the April 30th total of 38,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 0.2% of the company’s stock are short sold.

Shares of AWRE stock traded up $0.04 during trading on Thursday, reaching $3.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 100 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,791. The stock has a market capitalization of $70.47 million, a P/E ratio of 36.33 and a beta of -0.17. Aware has a 1-year low of $3.00 and a 1-year high of $4.58.

Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The software maker reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $3.73 million during the quarter. Aware had a net margin of 11.54% and a return on equity of 3.19%.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in Aware in the fourth quarter worth approximately $70,000. GMT Capital Corp purchased a new position in Aware in the first quarter worth approximately $89,000. Ashfield Capital Partners LLC lifted its stake in Aware by 2.7% in the first quarter. Ashfield Capital Partners LLC now owns 190,108 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $688,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Aware by 1.5% in the first quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 889,925 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,222,000 after acquiring an additional 13,000 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.85% of the company’s stock.

About Aware

Aware, Inc provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and internationally. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric search and matching software development kits (SDKs), biometric enrollment SDKs and application program interfaces (APIs), identity text analytics SDK – Inquire, biometric services platform – BioSP, and cluster-based matching platform – Astra; and integrated solutions comprising Knomi, AwareABIS, WebEnroll, and Indigo, as well as biometric applications that enable various functions in biometrics systems, such as enrollment, analysis, and processing of biometric images and data on workstations or mobile devices; integration of peripheral biometric capture devices; centralized workflow, transaction processing, and subsystem integration; matching of biometric samples against biometric databases to authenticate or verify identities; and analysis and processing of text-based identity data.

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