Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Has Trimmed By $1.74 Million Its Axt (AXTI) Position; Aware (AWRE) Sentiment Is 0.92

April 21, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc decreased Axt Inc (AXTI) stake by 30.43% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc sold 217,300 shares as Axt Inc (AXTI)’s stock declined 18.18%. The Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 496,874 shares with $4.32 million value, down from 714,174 last quarter. Axt Inc now has $251.28M valuation. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $6.45. About 312,598 shares traded. AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) has risen 28.57% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.02% the S&P500.

Aware Inc (AWRE) investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.35, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 11 active investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 12 cut down and sold their stakes in Aware Inc. The active investment managers in our database now own: 5.08 million shares, down from 5.15 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Aware Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 6 Increased: 9 New Position: 2.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc increased Midland States stake by 31,510 shares to 179,840 valued at $5.84M in 2017Q4. It also upped Natural Gas Services Group Inc (NYSE:NGS) stake by 18,160 shares and now owns 125,368 shares. Photronics Inc (NASDAQ:PLAB) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 8 investors sold AXTI shares while 34 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 22.11 million shares or 5.71% less from 23.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sanctuary Wealth Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 20,000 shares. Tower Ltd Liability Corp (Trc) reported 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI). Sei holds 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) or 1,074 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt owns 17,756 shares. Ancora Advisors Ltd Company owns 0.04% invested in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) for 78,384 shares. Principal Financial Grp Inc Inc has invested 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI). Brinker Capital Inc reported 0.01% stake. The United Kingdom-based Legal And General Group Public Ltd Co has invested 0% in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI). Benjamin F Edwards And invested in 500 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 10,879 shares or 0% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The accumulated 29,506 shares or 0% of the stock. Affinity Investment Advsr Ltd Company owns 26,492 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Amer Int Grp Incorporated Inc has 0% invested in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) for 25,070 shares. 10,167 were accumulated by Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Co. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI).

Among 8 analysts covering AXT Inc (NASDAQ:AXTI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AXT Inc had 19 analyst reports since December 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of AXTI in report on Thursday, February 22 with “Neutral” rating. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8.50 target in Thursday, February 23 report. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Dougherty. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 13 by Dougherty & Company. On Tuesday, May 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum to “Buy”. Needham maintained the shares of AXTI in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, March 17 by B. Riley & Co. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 9 by B. Riley & Co. As per Thursday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum.

Analysts await AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $0.06 earnings per share, up 200.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.02 per share. AXTI’s profit will be $2.34M for 26.88 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual earnings per share reported by AXT, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.

Aware, Inc. provides software and services for the biometrics industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $89.42 million. The companyÂ’s software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems to identify or authenticate people. It has a 70.34 P/E ratio. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric services platform, search and match products, software development kits, and application products for fingerprint, facial, and iris modalities that enable various functions in biometrics systems, such as enrollment, analysis, and processing of biometrics 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 identity data.

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