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Active Stock You Need to Watch: Opko Health Inc (OPK)

Previously Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) reported $-0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.05 by $0.01 with surprise factor of 20%. To answer this, we will compare the two companies based on the strength of their growth, profitability, risk, returns, valuation, analyst recommendations, and insider trends. The price to earnings ratio for Opko Health, Inc. Heartland Advisors Inc acquired 17,595 shares as Franklin Res Inc (BEN)'s stock declined 1.15%. Perigon Wealth Management, LLC added to its stake by buying 120 shares an increase of 1.8% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new position in shares of Opko Health during the 2nd quarter valued at about $117,000. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL raised its stake in shares of Opko Health by 15.9% in the first quarter. Fmr Ltd invested in 5.43 million shares or 0% of the stock.

Trading was light with 687K shares changing hands by the end of trading on Friday.

The company surged 1.01% and closed its last trading session at $6.9.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Opko Health from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Guggenheim assumed coverage on shares of Opko Health in a report on Tuesday, March 14th.

Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $1.18 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 3.27. The stock of JD.Com Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 14 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Based on the latest notes released to investors, 1 analyst has issued a rating of "buy", 3 analysts "outperform", 2 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell".

OPK is now undervalued by -47.17% relative to the average 1-year price target of $13.25 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts.

More recent Opko Health Inc. If you are accessing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and global copyright & trademark legislation. World Asset Management Inc grew its holdings in Opko Health by 23.6% in the 1st quarter.

In other news, CEO Phillip Md Et Al Frost bought 5,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. Adam Logal, Sr. Vice President, CFO bought $9,045 worth of shares at an average price of $6.03 on Friday the 15th. The firm purchased 68,822 shares of the biotechnology company's stock, valued at approximately $551,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. At the close of regular trading, its last week's stock price volatility was 1.2% which for the month reaches 1.02%.

Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) 52-week high price stands at $12.15 and low price stands at $5.85, its price distance from 52-week high is -42.39% while its distance from 52-week low price is 19.66%. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. The company had a trading volume of 893,395 shares.

Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) shares traded 0.43% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $7. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS will be $-0.05 with next year's EPS projected to be $-0.07. The biotechnology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.02. The return on assets stands at -2.8%, Return on Equity now is -3.7% and the Return on Investment value is -0.8%.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $323.77 Million for the current quarter.

In the last earnings report the EPS was $-0.15 and is projected to be $-0.19 for the current year with 559,404,000 shares now outstanding. Revenue during the quarter was $4.14 billion, representing -1% growth from $4.18 billion in year-ago quarter.

OPKO Health, a healthcare company. Its segments include Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Corporate. Pharmaceutical consists of the pharmaceutical operations in Chile, Mexico, Ireland, Israel and Spain and its pharmaceutical research and development operations. Diagnostics consists of the clinical laboratory operations in Bio-Reference Laboratories (Bio-Reference) and its point-of-care operations.

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