Thursday, October 22, 2020

Chardan Capital Markets slashes price target on Biocept Inc. [BIOC] – find out why.

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Biocept Inc. [NASDAQ: BIOC] closed the trading session at $4.53 on 09/29/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $4.42, while the highest price level was $4.8799.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 58.39 percent and weekly performance of -1.52 percent. The stock has been moved at 70.94 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -32.03 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -36.33 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.76M shares, BIOC reached to a volume of 1002934 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Biocept Inc. [BIOC]:

Chardan Capital Markets have made an estimate for Biocept Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on November 14, 2017. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Chardan Capital Markets raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on June 02, 2017, representing the official price target for Biocept Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $1.20, while ROTH Capital analysts kept a Buy rating on BIOC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Biocept Inc. is set at 0.54, with the Price to Sales ratio for BIOC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 10.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.76.

BIOC stock trade performance evaluation

Biocept Inc. [BIOC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.52. With this latest performance, BIOC shares dropped by -32.03% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 70.94% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -44.25% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BIOC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.47, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.71 for Biocept Inc. [BIOC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.70, while it was recorded at 4.32 for the last single week of trading, and 4.85 for the last 200 days.

Biocept Inc. [BIOC]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Biocept Inc. [BIOC] shares currently have an operating margin of -417.05 and a Gross Margin at -98.56. Biocept Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -454.69.

Return on Total Capital for BIOC is now -250.49, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -310.32. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -352.98, with Return on Assets sitting at -189.84. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Biocept Inc. [BIOC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 22.68. Additionally, BIOC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 18.49, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.32. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 8.69, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 7.08.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Biocept Inc. [BIOC] managed to generate an average of -$285,660 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.17 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.42.Biocept Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.00 and a Current Ratio set at 5.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Biocept Inc. [BIOC] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Biocept Inc. posted -3.8/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -1.9/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -100.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BIOC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Biocept Inc. go to 40.00%.

Biocept Inc. [BIOC]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $6 million, or 17.00% of BIOC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BIOC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 647,762, which is approximately 1242.874% of the company’s market cap and around 0.03% of the total institutional ownership; RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, holding 379,645 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.72 million in BIOC stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.13 million in BIOC stock with ownership of nearly 9325.793% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Biocept Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 13 institutional holders increased their position in Biocept Inc. [NASDAQ:BIOC] by around 1,104,682 shares. Additionally, 7 investors decreased positions by around 44,362 shares, while 6 investors held positions by with 221,500 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,370,544 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BIOC stock had 7 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,620 shares, while 6 institutional investors sold positions of 36,879 shares during the same period.

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