OPKO Health Inc. [NASDAQ: OPK] closed the trading session at $1.13 on 03/08/23. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $1.11, while the highest price level was $1.32. The company report on March 8, 2023 that OPKO Health’s ModeX Therapeutics Enters into Exclusive Worldwide License and Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Candidate.
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MDX-2201 leverages ModeX’s innovative biologics platform to target multiple Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) proteins.
EBV is the leading cause of infectious mononucleosis and is also associated with some specific types of cancer.
The stocks have a year to date performance of -9.60 percent and weekly performance of -3.42 percent. The stock has been moved at -46.70 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -16.30 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -20.42 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 2.50M shares, OPK reached to a volume of 30068491 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 OPKO Health Inc. [OPK]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for OPK shares is $4.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on OPK stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for OPKO Health Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 15, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on January 24, 2022, representing the official price target for OPKO Health Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $7, while Ladenburg Thalmann analysts kept a Buy rating on OPK stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for OPKO Health Inc. is set at 0.09, with the Price to Sales ratio for OPK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.54, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.19.
OPK stock trade performance evaluation
OPKO Health Inc. [OPK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.42. With this latest performance, OPK shares dropped by -16.30% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -46.70% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -63.78% 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 OPK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.13 for OPKO Health Inc. [OPK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 1.2569, while it was recorded at 1.1340 for the last single week of trading, and 1.9225 for the last 200 days.
OPKO Health Inc. [OPK]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and OPKO Health Inc. [OPK] shares currently have an operating margin of -24.51 and a Gross Margin at +20.36. OPKO Health Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -32.70.
Return on Equity for this stock declined to -20.23, with Return on Assets sitting at -14.38.
OPKO Health Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for OPKO Health Inc. [OPK] stock
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 OPK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for OPKO Health Inc. go to 12.00%.
OPKO Health Inc. [OPK]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $204 million, or 24.70% of OPK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of OPK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 41,120,494, which is approximately 2.075% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 35,476,921 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $40.09 million in OPK stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $11.8 million in OPK stock with ownership of nearly 0.685% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in OPKO Health Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Thursday and at the time of the Thursday reporting period, where 98 institutional holders increased their position in OPKO Health Inc. [NASDAQ:OPK] by around 12,008,155 shares. Additionally, 94 investors decreased positions by around 18,516,407 shares, while 60 investors held positions by with 149,660,615 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 180,185,177 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. OPK stock had 33 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,731,132 shares, while 32 institutional investors sold positions of 2,897,522 shares during the same period.