Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) traded down 5.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $5.59 and last traded at $5.67, 1,499,720 shares were traded during trading. A decline of 9% from the average session volume of 1,648,507 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.99.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Century Aluminum has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.33.

The company has a current ratio of 2.23, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The company’s fifty day moving average is $6.62 and its two-hundred day moving average is $6.68. The stock has a market cap of $504.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.57 and a beta of 2.03.

In other Century Aluminum news, CEO Michael A. Bless sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.55, for a total value of $188,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO Jesse E. Gary sold 22,693 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.82, for a total transaction of $177,459.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.03% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its stake in shares of Century Aluminum by 1,471.5% in the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 7,512 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $49,000 after acquiring an additional 7,034 shares in the last quarter. Voloridge Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Century Aluminum in the third quarter worth $80,000. Teza Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Century Aluminum in the fourth quarter worth $80,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of Century Aluminum in the fourth quarter worth $98,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in shares of Century Aluminum by 11.2% in the third quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 15,872 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 1,604 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 52.89% of the company’s stock.

About Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX)

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces standard-grade and value-added primary aluminum products in the United States and Iceland. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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