Essex Investment Management Co. LLC boosted its holdings in Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) by 151.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 87,791 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 52,814 shares during the quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC owned 0.40% of Aware worth $408,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Separately, Northern Trust Corp raised its position in Aware by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 51,957 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $267,000 after buying an additional 1,882 shares during the last quarter. 24.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) traded down $0.10 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 24,452 shares, compared to its average volume of 34,704. The company has a market cap of $101.58, a P/E ratio of 42.73 and a beta of -0.26. Aware, Inc. has a 1-year low of $4.40 and a 1-year high of $6.70.
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Separately, TheStreet downgraded Aware from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th.
Aware, Inc is a provider of software and services to the biometrics industry. The Company’s software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems to identify or authenticate people. Its products provide biometric functionality and are used to capture, verify, format, compress and decompress biometric images, as well as aggregate, analyze, process, match and transport those images within biometric systems.
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