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Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) President Steven D. Esses sold 3,000 shares of Arotech stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total transaction of $13,380.00. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 984,480 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,390,781. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) traded down 0.45% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $4.5195. The stock had a trading volume of 114,856 shares. Arotech has a 1-year low of $1.32 and a 1-year high of $6.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.4 and its 200-day moving average is $3.88. The company has a market cap of $88.5 million and a P/E ratio of 30.47.

Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 13th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $22.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.30 million. Analysts expect that Arotech will post $0.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at B. Riley upgraded shares of Arotech from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a $5.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in three business areas: high-level armoring for military and nonmilitary air and ground vehicles; interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets, and batteries and charging systems for the military.

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