What Is Insider Trading Activity Like At Appian Corporation (APPN)?

Cornelia Mascio
Gennaio 13, 2018

This represents an increase of 143% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt more pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 26 holders increased their positions by a total of 1.08 million shares, 23 holders decreased the positions by a total of 1.1 million shares, and 6 holders held their positions.

In the last three months, insiders executed a total of 78 trades.

Street analysts have given views on company stock. According to data from First Call, Valhi, Inc. Analysts monitor the topsy-turvy day-to-day movement of equities and are able to provide an unbiased assessment of the "state of the stock". The shares were sold at an average price of $19.49, for a total value of $1,949,000.00. (EVH). A frequently used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Some argue that this type of average is not necessarily useful because each data point in the series has the exact same impact on the result no matter where it occurs in the sequence. Appian has a 12-month low of $14.60 and a 12-month high of $43.26. The stock has relative volume of 1.56. As of this writing, Valhi, Inc.'s RSI stands at 57.94. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 4.00% and 5.31% over the past month. KeyCorp reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Appian in a report on Monday, September 18th. The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.60. Despite the tumultous week, investors holding steadfast look to continue to see near-term gains despite the global uncertainty. Appian Corporation (APPN)'s value Change from Open was at 9.23% with a Gap of -0.69%. The most recent bid on the stock was registered at $36.75. It's now trading about -26.33% below its 52-week high. Narrowing in further, the stock has been recently noted at -15.05% away from the 50 day high and 87.31% separated from the 50 day low. Typically, these analysts look at a company's fundamentals, building financial models from this information in order to project future trends, specifically future earnings. These projections are then used as a basis for providing "buy" or "sell" recommendations. Many investors consider these recommendations very seriously, and often times whenever an analyst changes their outlook on a stock, the price change nearly immediately.

Media headlines about Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The company now has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $23.57. The consensus recommendation provided by analysts is now 2.60. The total amount of shares outstanding is 57.55 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 2.11 billion. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Appian from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $25.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 7th.

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