November 25, 2016 - By Linda Rogers


Interested investors have been looking for information on shares of ASTEA INTERNATIONAL IINC UNDEFINED (OTCMKTS:ATEA) after the stock moved $-0.2, hitting the $1.65 price point in a recent trade.

It’s the latest price, but let’s analyze how the stock has been doing recently. In the past year, ASTEA INTERNATIONAL IINC UNDEFINED’s stock was big mover. According to the short interest report published recently, (ATEA) had 1,400 shorted shares for 2.3 days to cover. The prior short interest was 1,400 for a $N/A change. The 52-Week High and Low are noted here. -31.25% (High), 22.22%, (Low). The stock had 600 average volume.

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Irrespective of the name, penny stocks usually are priced over a penny, occupying a price range at or close to $1, though some are priced a fraction of a penny. Often referred to as micro-cap equities, the Securities & Exchange Commission classifies these types of securities as being $5 or less. Over-the-counter stocks are NOT listed on any of the formal exchanges.

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Penny shares can be listed on NASDAQ or other known stock exchanges, although many more cannot be found there. A major percentage of penny stocks are listed on the so-named ‘pink sheets’, i.e., daily news of OTC shares. They can even be seen on the ‘Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board.’ Commodities listed on the OTCBB fail to fulfill the listing guidelines of the NYSE or other known exchanges, although they are mandated to file financial statements with known regulators, such as the SEC. Penny shares are inexpensive, thus attractive to shareholders who lack the funds to buy comparatively expensive blue-chip stocks from large firms.

Penny stocks boast immense profit potential. Because these stocks trade cheap, even a slight jump in price turns to be profitable. Look out, however, because frequently shareholders may have trouble getting a decent amount of details about penny stocks. These kinds of shares tend to be latest in news, with almost no track record for investors research.

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Disclaimer: Nothing mentioned in this publication is planned to constitute legal, securities, tax, or investment advice, nor a viewpoint regarding the relevance of any investment, nor any type of solicitation. The general information mentioned in this article should not be acted upon without getting specific tax, legal and investment advice from a certified professional.

More notable recent Astea International Inc. (OTCMKTS:ATEA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Astea International Announces Third Quarter 2016 Conference Call” on November 08, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Astea International to Premier Latest Innovations at Aftermarket Business Platform” published on October 17, 2016, Seekingalpha.com published: “Astea International Inc. – Poised To Go Up In 2015 As Delisting And Bank …” on January 02, 2015. More interesting news about Astea International Inc. (OTCMKTS:ATEA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Astea Reports Full Year 2015 and Fourth Quarter Results” published on March 30, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Bytes Managed Solutions Implements Astea’s Service Management and Mobile …” with publication date: February 16, 2016.

Astea International Inc. develops, markets and supports service management software solutions, which are licensed to companies that sell and service equipment or sell and deliver professional services. The company has a market cap of $6.52 million. The Firm operates through three geographical divisions: United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific. It currently has negative earnings. It offers software and services to automate enterprise business processes through analytical reporting.

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