What Are Institutions Doing With Aspen Aerogels, Inc.?

Institutional investors have decreased the number of transactions of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) over the past quarter according to the latest SEC Filings.  Transactions were down -16.03% as firms now own 64.20% of the company stock.

It can be argued that institutional ownership is either a good thing or a bad thing.  William O’Neil, founder of the research firm, Investor’s Business Daily, argues that institutional investors make up the single largest of stocks demand, providing the push needed to drive the price of a stock upward.  O’Neil argues that when a stock has no institutional owners, it is because they have researched and ultimately passed on it.  He earmarks institutional ownership as one of the six characteristics to look for in a stock that investors would want to buy in his book “How to Make Money in Stocks”.   

TECHNICAL INDICATORS

The stock stands 1.16% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also 11.32% away from the 200-day average. Recently, the commodity stands -4.81% away from the 52-week high and 28.91% from the 52-week low. The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 50.61.

RECOMMENDATIONS

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.20 on this stock. This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Further, analysts have a 12 month target price of $5.56 on company shares. This is according to the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters which have recently published research reports on the firm.

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