Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Aerogels earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently commented on ASPN. Citigroup Inc. upped their price target on shares of Aspen Aerogels from $4.50 to $4.75 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aspen Aerogels from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.25.

Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) opened at 4.45 on Monday. The company’s market cap is $91.59 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $4.32 and a 200-day moving average of $4.23. Aspen Aerogels has a 12 month low of $3.61 and a 12 month high of $6.71.

Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The construction company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.10. Aspen Aerogels had a negative net margin of 17.89% and a negative return on equity of 16.60%. The business had revenue of $23 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.08) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 29.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Aspen Aerogels will post ($0.88) EPS for the current year.

In other Aspen Aerogels news, Director Robert M. Gervis bought 23,916 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 18th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.99 per share, for a total transaction of $95,424.84. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 66,806 shares in the company, valued at approximately $266,555.94. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert M. Gervis bought 9,954 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.99 per share, with a total value of $39,716.46. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 63,207 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $252,195.93. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders bought 86,518 shares of company stock valued at $345,538. 14.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Aspen Aerogels

Aspen Aerogels, Inc is an energy technology company that designs, develops and manufactures aerogel insulation used primarily in energy infrastructure facilities. The Company also performs contract research services for various federal and non-federal government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and other institutions.

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