How Does OPKO Health, Inc. (OPK) Stack Up Right Now?

OPKO Health, Inc. (OPK) is an interesting player in the Healthcare space, with a focus on Biotechnology. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $4.33, up from yesterday’s close by 2.85%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

OPKO Health, Inc. (OPK) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.31 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -4.31 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$136.63 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to hold steady in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.07 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 7.01% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how OPK has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, OPKO Health, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $7.25. It is now trading 2.92% off that level. The stock is trading $3.60 its 50-day moving average by -0.73%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $2.66.

In recent action, OPKO Health, Inc. (OPK) has made a move of -9.41% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 20.41% with $330.16 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of OPK.

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