Amyris Inc (NASDAQ:AMRS) shares were down 12.1% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $4.87 and last traded at $5.01. Approximately 5,093,736 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 33% from the average daily volume of 3,839,544 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.70.
Several research analysts have issued reports on AMRS shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Amyris from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Amyris in a research report on Monday, December 31st. B. Riley decreased their price target on shares of Amyris from $10.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Amyris from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Amyris currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $8.83.
The stock has a market capitalization of $436.20 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.64 and a beta of 0.29.
In other news, CFO Kathleen Valiasek acquired 23,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.37 per share, for a total transaction of $100,510.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 251,630 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,099,623.10. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Eduardo Alvarez acquired 11,834 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.23 per share, for a total transaction of $50,057.82. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 333,876 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,412,295.48. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 21.80% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vivo Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of Amyris by 97.2% during the 3rd quarter. Vivo Capital LLC now owns 5,575,118 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $44,266,000 after buying an additional 2,748,407 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Amyris by 3,109.9% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,714,555 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $10,955,000 after buying an additional 1,661,141 shares during the period. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Amyris during the 3rd quarter valued at $7,828,000. AWM Investment Company Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Amyris during the 3rd quarter valued at $5,876,000. Finally, Northpointe Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Amyris during the 3rd quarter valued at $3,646,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 31.14% of the company’s stock.
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Amyris Company Profile (NASDAQ:AMRS)
Amyris, Inc, an integrated renewable products company, delivers alternatives to petroleum, plant, and animal-based products across a range of consumer and industry segments worldwide. It applies its bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, specialty ingredients, and consumer products.
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