Vanguard Group Inc is the third biggest owner of Data I/O Corporation (DAIO)

Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) enjoyed a 207.73% run-up in share price since hitting record low of $4.01. The stock managed -5.51% fall and now stands at $12.34 as of 12/01/2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $11.6 and $13.05. This company shares are 5.35% off its target price of $13 and the current market capitalization stands at $95.76M. The recent change has given its price a 9.39% lead over SMA 50 and -25.17% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -3.59% declines, 47.26% gains and 48.5% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found DAIO’s volatility during a week at 14.13% and during a month it has been found around 8.43%.

Data I/O Corporation (DAIO) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $26 million or 50.9% in DAIO stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Renaissance Technologies Llc owns $7.72 million in Data I/O Corporation, which represents roughly 8.06% of the company’s market cap and approximately 29.67% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which owns 347,736 shares of the stock are valued at $4.29 million. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $4.03 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 4.21% of its market capitalization.

Data I/O Corporation 13F Filings

At the end of 9/30/2017 reporting period, 19 institutional holders increased their position in Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) by some 381,156 shares, 16 decreased positions by 319,319 and 5 held positions by 1,379,619. That puts total institutional holdings at 2,080,094 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 8 new institutional investments totaling 222,922 shares while 11 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 282,720 shares.

Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Data I/O Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Brown Douglas Wells has sold 7,040 shares of Data I/O Corporation (DAIO) in trading session dated Nov. 29, 2017. These shares are worth $92,154 and were traded at $13.09 each. The SEC filing shows that Ambrose Anthony performed a sale of 20,000 shares. The President disposed these shares by way of transaction on Nov. 27, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $15.97 per share worth to an income of some $319,400 on account of Ambrose Anthony.

Director, Howe Alan B, sold 15,000 common shares of Data I/O Corporation (DAIO) in the open market. In a transaction dated Nov. 27, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $16.11, raking in a sum of $241,650. After this sale, 26,900 common shares of DAIO are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $331,946.

In the transaction dated Nov. 13, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Director; Gallenberger Mark J disposed a total of 13,036 shares at an average price of $11.5, amounting to approximately $149,914. The insider now directly owns 21,900 shares worth $270,246.

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