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Aware, Inc is a software—application business based in the US. Aware shares (AWRE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aware employs 71 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.9 million.

How to buy shares in Aware

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Aware Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AWRE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Aware reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$2.61, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Aware, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Aware. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Aware's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Aware's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$2.61, which is 17.84% down on its pre-crash value of USD$3.1767 and 29.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.02.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Aware shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$684.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$745.70.

Aware share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AWRE stocks over time.

Aware shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$2.61
52-week rangeUSD$2.02 - USD$3.79
50-day moving average USD$2.7297
200-day moving average USD$2.9481
Wall St. target priceUSD$6
PE ratio 44.3333
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.056

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Is it a good time to buy Aware stock?

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Aware price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.61 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-13) -4.04%
1 month (2020-09-18) -1.51%
3 months (2020-07-20) -24.35%
6 months (2020-04-20) 2.76%
1 year (2019-10-18) -9.38%
2 years (2018-10-19) -24.83%
3 years (2017-10-20) -41.35%
5 years (2015-10-20) -20.91%

Is Aware under- or over-valued?

Valuing Aware stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aware's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Aware's P/E ratio

Aware's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Aware shares trade at around 44x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Aware's EBITDA

Aware's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$692,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Aware's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Aware financials

Revenue TTM USD$10.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$10.9 million
Return on assets TTM -7.6%
Return on equity TTM -21.48%
Profit margin -108.85%
Book value $2.293
Market capitalisation USD$58.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Aware shares

There are currently 61,671 Aware shares held short by investors – that's known as Aware's "short interest". This figure is 130.2% up from 26,789 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aware shares can be evaluated.

Aware's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Aware's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aware shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aware shares traded daily (recently around 23996.498054475). Aware's SIR currently stands at 2.57. In other words for every 100,000 Aware shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2570 shares are currently held short.

However Aware's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aware shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aware shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aware's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aware shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0038% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aware shares, roughly 4 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Aware.

Find out more about how you can short Aware stock.

Aware share dividends

We're not expecting Aware to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Aware share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aware's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.02 up to $3.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Aware's is 0.0359. This would suggest that Aware's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Aware overview

Aware, Inc. provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and internationally. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric search and matching software development kits (SDKs), biometric enrollment SDKs and application program interfaces (APIs), identity text analytics SDK ? Inquire, biometric services platform ? BioSP, and cluster-based matching platform ? Astra; and integrated solutions comprising Knomi, AwareABIS, WebEnroll, and Indigo, as well as biometric applications that enable various functions in biometrics systems, such as enrollment, analysis, and processing of biometric images and data on workstations or mobile devices; integration of peripheral biometric capture devices; centralized workflow, transaction processing, and subsystem integration; matching of biometric samples against biometric databases to authenticate or verify identities; and analysis and processing of text-based identity data. The company also provides imaging products for medical applications, such as JPEG2000 product to compress, store, and display images, as well as software maintenance services. In addition, it offers software engineering services comprising project planning and management; system design; software design, development, customization, configuration, and testing; and software integration and installation. The company's software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems to identify or authenticate people. It sells its biometrics software products and services through systems integrators, OEMs, value added resellers, and directly to end user customers. Aware, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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