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Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) Director Hans C. Noetzli sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.63, for a total value of $37,260.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 53,587 shares in the company, valued at approximately $998,326. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) traded down 0.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.36. 194,240 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Aceto has a 52 week low of $14.28 and a 52 week high of $25.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.61 and a 200-day moving average of $18.92. The company has a market cap of $527.5 million and a P/E ratio of 18.27.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ACET. Analysts at Singular Research cut their price target on shares of Aceto from $24.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 20th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Analysts at Sidoti upgraded shares of Aceto from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 19th.

Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) is primarily engaged in the sourcing, regulatory support, quality assurance, marketing, sales and distribution of pharmaceutical intermediates and active ingredients, finished dosage form generics, nutraceutical products, agricultural protection products and specialty chemicals used principally as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical consuming industries.

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