Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADES)’s stock price traded up 7.5% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $14.49 and last traded at $14.22, 626,500 shares changed hands during trading. An increase of 326% from the average session volume of 146,976 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.23.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on ADES shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Advanced Emissions Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 9th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of Advanced Emissions Solutions in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th.

The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The company has a market cap of $264.18 million, a PE ratio of 8.08 and a beta of 1.14. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $12.53 and its 200-day simple moving average is $12.32.

Advanced Emissions Solutions (NASDAQ:ADES) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 5th. The industrial products company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by ($0.30). Advanced Emissions Solutions had a net margin of 69.10% and a return on equity of 38.78%. The company had revenue of $15.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.26 million. On average, research analysts predict that Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. will post 2.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 19th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 16th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.03%. Advanced Emissions Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is 56.82%.

In other news, Director Alta Fundamental Advisers Llc purchased 3,200 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.64 per share, with a total value of $40,448.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Fundamental Advisers Sp L. Alta purchased 56,243 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.92 per share, with a total value of $670,416.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have purchased 116,190 shares of company stock valued at $1,412,297. 12.16% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ADES. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Advanced Emissions Solutions by 19.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,127,964 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $14,258,000 after acquiring an additional 180,311 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in Advanced Emissions Solutions by 123.8% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 262,926 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $3,324,000 after purchasing an additional 145,463 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its position in Advanced Emissions Solutions by 35.2% during the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 268,233 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $3,100,000 after buying an additional 69,806 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new position in Advanced Emissions Solutions during the second quarter worth $736,000. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Advanced Emissions Solutions during the first quarter valued at about $407,000. 71.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Advanced Emissions Solutions Company Profile (NASDAQ:ADES)

ADA-ES, Inc (ADA) develops, offers, and implements environmental technologies and provides equipment and specialty chemicals that enable coal-fueled power plants to meet emissions regulations by enhancing existing air pollution control equipment. ADA’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc, ADA Intellectual Property, LLC and ADA Environmental Solutions, LLC.

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