US Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) Closed Higher Than Its 50 Day Moving Average

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Company shares last traded at $3.03 slightly over $2.76, the stock’s 50 day moving average and barely below the 200 day moving average of $3.17. The 50 day moving average went up $0.27 or +9.60% and the 200 day average went down by -4.30%. Trading was light with 83K shares changing hands in the last trading session. Overall, volume was down 75.95% under the stocks normal daily volume.

Short traders are feeling a little more bearish recently as inferred by the increase in short interest. The company realized a rise in short interest between July 31, 2017 and August 15, 2017 of 12.67%. Short shares increased 69,908 over that period. The short-interest ratio increased to 5.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.02% as of August 15.

Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. William Blair Investment Management, LLC bolstered its ownership by buying 224,109 shares an increase of 10.5% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. William Blair Investment Management, LLC controls 2,367,745 shares valued at $7,648,000. The value of the position overall is up by 6.5%. As of the end of the quarter Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd had disposed of 15,581 shares trimming its holdings by 37.2%. The value of the investment in U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. went from $137,000 to $85,000 a change of 38.0% quarter over quarter.

As of quarter end Tower Research Capital LLC (trc) had bought a total of 1,135 shares growing its position 157.0%. The value of the investment in (PRTS) increased from $2,000 to $6,000 increasing 200.0% for the reporting period. As of quarter end Lafitte Capital Management Lp had sold 286,744 shares trimming its stake by 11.6%. The value of the investment in PRTS went from $8,287,000 to $7,064,000 a change of $1,223,000 quarter to quarter.

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.’s P/E ratio is 4.29 and market cap is 109.25M.

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., launched on February 27, 2006, is an online provider of automotive aftermarket parts and repair information. The Company is an online provider of aftermarket auto parts, including collision parts, engine parts, and performance parts and accessories. The Company operates through two segments: Base USAP, which is an auto parts business, and AutoMD, an online automotive repair source. The Business’s Websites provide customers with a range of stock keeping units (SKUs) with detailed product descriptions, attributes and photographs..

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