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Opko Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) Trading Unchanged - Insiders Buying, Short Interest Falling

Kayla Schwartz | 17 June, 2017, 02:13

The shares were bought on June 9th for an average price of $6.38. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.10 per share, for a total transaction of $12,200.00.

In other Opko Health news, Vice Chairman Jane Ph D. Hsiao bought 40,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. Phillip Md Et Al Frost, CEO purchased $11,466 worth of shares at an average price of $6.37 on Monday the 12th.

On Wednesday, May 31st, Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 207,700 shares of Opko Health stock. Its down 0.78, from 1.8 in 2016Q3.

On Tuesday, May 30th, Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 18,600 shares of Opko Health stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.37 per share, with a total value of $11,466.00.

On Friday, May 26th, Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 64,600 shares of Opko Health stock.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Opko Health Inc (OPK) stands at 112.83 while the industry's and the sector's growth for next 5 years ticked at 10.16 and 10.35 respectively.

The stock increased 1.27% or $0.005 on June 15, reaching $0.4. (OPK) has the trading volume of 3.89 Million shares with the average trading volume of 3280 shares.

Stock analysts at Jefferies now has a $8.0000 target price per share on Opko Health (NYSE:OPK). The market capitalization of the company is at $3.6 Billion. (NASDAQ:OPK). Fifth Third Bancorporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Opko Health Inc. The biotechnology company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.02.

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On the other hand Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 46.42 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.26. The firm had revenue of $296.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $313.36 million. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Opko Health, Inc., where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 3 analysts have given a Buy signal, 1 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell.

The company has mean EPS estimate of -0.05 reported by 5 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Jun2017). Also Wallstreetpr.com published the news titled: "Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) Announces The Move By GeneDx To Extend Its ..." on June 14, 2017. If you are reading this story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & global copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at [[permalink]].

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on OPK shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Grubhub Inc (NYSE:GRUB), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. They issued a buy rating and a $25.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a "buy" rating and set a $19.50 price objective on shares of Opko Health in a report on Tuesday, June 6th.

On June 3 analysts at Standpoint Research began coverage setting a rating of "Buy". The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $15.64.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in OPK. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ bought a new stake in Opko Health during the first quarter valued at approximately $4,450,000. State Street Corp now owns 10,926,560 shares of the biotechnology company's stock worth $87,412,000 after buying an additional 3,138,685 shares during the last quarter. Blackrock Group owns 0% invested in Opko Health Inc. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,645,285 shares of the biotechnology company's stock valued at $181,163,000 after buying an additional 22,449,752 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in shares of Opko Health by 35.4% in the fourth quarter. Formidable Asset Management LLC now owns 11,638 shares of the biotechnology company's stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 1,096 shares in the last quarter. Under Special Management boosted its stake in Opko Health by 62.4% in the first quarter. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Opko Health from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, February 18th. Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 2,507,000 shares of company stock valued at $17,252,253. Corporate insiders own 40.74% of the company's stock. The Diagnostics segment is primarily comprised of the clinical and laboratory operations tit acquired through the acquisition of Bio-Reference and OPKO Lab and its point-of-care operations.

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