Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:AQMS)’s share price rose 0% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $2.35 and last traded at $2.20. Approximately 4,277,900 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 411% from the average daily volume of 836,408 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.20.

AQMS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aqua Metals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Aqua Metals in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.60.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 4.01 and a quick ratio of 3.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $44.63, a P/E ratio of -1.71 and a beta of 0.70.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new position in Aqua Metals during the 2nd quarter worth $149,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in Aqua Metals during the 2nd quarter worth $160,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Aqua Metals by 47.5% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 13,979 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $176,000 after acquiring an additional 4,499 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new position in Aqua Metals during the 2nd quarter worth $220,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Aqua Metals by 76.3% during the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 19,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $243,000 after acquiring an additional 8,399 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Aqua Metals

Aqua Metals, Inc is engaged in the business of recycling lead through a process that the Company developed and named AquaRefining. The Company’s AquaRefining process focuses on providing for the recycling of lead acid batteries (LABs) and the production of lead. AquaRefining uses bio-degradable aqueous solvent and an ambient temperature electro-chemical process to produce lead.

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