Essex Investment Management Co. LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) by 151.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 87,791 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 52,814 shares during the period. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC owned approximately 0.40% of Aware worth $408,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Separately, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Aware by 1.0% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,694,294 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $8,726,000 after buying an additional 16,656 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.39% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ AWRE) opened at $4.55 on Monday. Aware, Inc. has a one year low of $4.41 and a one year high of $6.70. The company has a market cap of $98.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.36 and a beta of -0.26.

Separately, TheStreet downgraded shares of Aware from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th.

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About Aware

Aware, Inc is a provider of software and services to the biometrics industry. The Company’s software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems to identify or authenticate people. Its products provide biometric functionality and are used to capture, verify, format, compress and decompress biometric images, as well as aggregate, analyze, process, match and transport those images within biometric systems.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE)

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