Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) recently purchased by insider Alvarez Eduardo

Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) marched up 31.16% compared to a 52-week low price of $2.92. The shares were last seen trading -2.79% lower, taking the closing price at $3.83 on 01/11/2019. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $3.79 and $3.99. This company shares are 148.04% off its target price of $9.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $283.31M. The recent change has given its price a -18.63% deficit over SMA 50 and -58.75% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -11.95% declines, -56.77% declines and -43.68% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found AMRS’s volatility during a week at 6.16% and during a month it has been found around 9.63%.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $89 million or 33.3% in AMRS stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vivo Capital, Llc owns $21.35 million in Amyris, Inc., which represents roughly 7.54% of the company’s market cap and approximately 23.99% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Ardsley Advisory Partners, which owns 2,349,867 shares of the stock are valued at $9 million. The third largest holder is Blackrock Inc., which currently holds $8.72 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 3.08% of its market capitalization.

Amyris, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of September reporting period, 55 institutional holders increased their position in Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) by some 12,009,743 shares, 26 decreased positions by 2,819,860 and 14 held positions by 8,412,075. That puts total institutional holdings at 23,241,678 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 22 new institutional investments totaling 4,603,121 shares while 13 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 1,051,968 shares.

Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Amyris, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that COO Alvarez Eduardo has acquired 11,834 shares of Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) in trading session dated Dec. 13, 2018. These shares are worth $50,058 and were traded at $4.23 each. The SEC filing shows that Valiasek Kathleen performed a purchase of 23,000 shares. The CFO added these shares by way of transaction on Nov. 27, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $4.37 per share worth to an investment of some $100,510 on account of Valiasek Kathleen.

President and CEO, Melo John, sold 5,195 common shares of Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) in the open market. In a transaction dated Oct. 15, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $7.5, raking in a sum of $38,963. After this sale, 743,713 common shares of AMRS are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $2,848,421.

In the transaction dated Sep. 05, 2018, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the COO; Alvarez Eduardo added a total of 11,877 shares at an average price of $8.45, amounting to approximately $100,361. The insider now directly owns 331,877 shares worth $1,271,089.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 0 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 2 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2 average brokerage recommendation.