Analytics and personalization solutions provider, Amplitude, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPL), has received a major boost after Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings by 8.9% in the fourth quarter of last year. In its latest Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, the investment firm revealed that it bought an additional 12,879 shares during the period, bringing its total to 156,821 shares. The investment had an estimated value of $1,894,000 at the end of the quarter.
Amplitude offers analytics solutions for gaining insights into customer behavior as well as recommend and experiment products aimed at increasing customer engagement through personalized attention to their behaviors. Other services offered by Amplitude include a database for behavioral analysis and personally tailored recommendations based on correlated actions by customers.
Several research analysts have commented on the company’s offerings in recent months. Morgan Stanley and UBS lifted their price targets on Amplitude from $16 to $18 while dropping an “equal weight” rating and a “neutral” rating respectively in separate reports dated Thursday February 16th of this year according to Bloomberg.com. Meanwhile, William Blair dropped Amplitude’s “outperform” rating to “market perform” in May this year but seven research outfits still think that investors should hold onto their stocks while three rated them as a good buy.
The consensus among analysts regarding Amplitude puts it at “hold”, but with an average price target of $16.33 – slightly less than what was paid per share by Russell Investments Group – investors continue to express interest in digital optimization systems providers like Amplitude due to positive market response to new technologies during times when customer engagement is critical for businesses all over the world.
In conclusion, digital marketing companies would do well investing right now, particularly companies like Amplitude whose analytics tools help deliver ROI via personalization techniques, which can aid brands in competing against their closest rivals in the crowded digital space. Russell Investment’s recent investment is a timely vote of confidence for Amplitude as well as the tech sector in general, and investors are optimistic that other big players will follow suit with supportive measures ensuring platforms like Amplitude are seen as dominant players shaping the pace of digital innovation changes.
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Investors Increase and Decrease Their Stakes in Amplitude Inc.
Amplitude Inc., a leading provider of digital optimization software, has been experiencing some changes in its stakeholder positions lately. Several institutional investors have either added or reduced their stakes in the company, suggesting a fluctuation of confidence among investors.
One interesting development is that US Bancorp DE recently acquired a new position in Amplitude during the first quarter, worth approximately $28,000. Meanwhile, CWM LLC increased its position by 427.8% during the fourth quarter and now owns 2,681 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,000 after buying an additional 2,173 shares during that period.
Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank also jumped into the picture with a new acquisition during the second quarter worth about $78,000. Royal Bank of Canada followed suit and increased its Amplitude shareholding by 658.5% in the first quarter. This move resulted in Royal Bank now owning 4,346 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,000 after acquiring an additional 3,773 shares during that period.
Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Amplitude by another 42.7% during the fourth quarter to own 7,831 shares of the stock worth $95,000.
On top of all this investing activity comes news that hedge funds and other institutional investors currently own 40.90% of Amplitude’s stocks.
But what do these fluctuations mean for Amplitude’s future? Shares recently opened at $9.39 on Tuesday with a fifty-day moving average price of $11.37 and a two-hundred day moving average price at $12.71. These are relatively low numbers and suggest that investor confidence is decreasing.
Furthermore, while Amplitude has undoubtedly experienced some success since it was founded almost ten years ago, its President, Thomas Neergaard Hansen, sold 22,760 shares of the company’s stock in April for a total transaction of $265,609.20. While this might seem like a small amount considering the steep highs and lows of Amplitude’s stocks lately, it is worth noting that it represents one president’s decision to sell.
All in all, Amplitude is still standing strong with a market capitalization of $1.09 billion and a PE ratio of -10.92. But stakeholders will need to keep an eye on these fluctuations and determine what they bode for Amplitude’s future performance in this fast-paced and ever-changing age of digital optimization software.