Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) Major Shareholder Acquires $3,602,731.32 in Stock

Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) major shareholder Ronin Capital, Llc bought 1,238,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $2.91 per share, with a total value of $3,602,731.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

AWRE stock opened at $2.96 on Friday. The business has a fifty day moving average of $3.11 and a two-hundred day moving average of $3.40. The stock has a market cap of $60.40 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.67 and a beta of -0.22. Aware, Inc. has a 52-week low of $2.66 and a 52-week high of $4.14.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aware by 1.5% during the first quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 889,925 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,222,000 after buying an additional 13,000 shares during the period. GMT Capital Corp purchased a new position in shares of Aware during the first quarter worth $89,000. Ashfield Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Aware by 2.7% during the first quarter. Ashfield Capital Partners LLC now owns 190,108 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $688,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aware during the second quarter worth $39,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aware by 1.5% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 486,786 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,615,000 after buying an additional 7,242 shares during the period. 23.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Aware from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st.

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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