OpGen Inc. (OPGN): The Latest Casualty Of Increased Volatility?

OpGen Inc. (NASDAQ:OPGN) does about 469.83K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 205796 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 3.52M USD. Its current market price is $1.18, marking an increase of 1.72% compared to the previous close of $1.16. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $19.00 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $0.98. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $1.21 and a low of $1.11.

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OpGen Inc. (OPGN) has a 20-day trading average at $1.6735 and the current price is -93.79% off the 52-week high compared with 20.41% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $2.2924 and its 200-day simple moving average is $6.6500. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 18.25%, which decreases to 13.60% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 28.11 to suggest the stock is oversold.

1 analysts observing the OpGen Inc. (OPGN) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $3.20 and $3.20. The consensus objective for the share price is $31.60, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 96.27% over the period. The median price target is 63.13% away from the current levels at $3.20.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 1 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 0 analysts have rated it as a buy and 1 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Hold the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on March 01, 2019 when Alliance Global Partners initiated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of $2.30. Rodman & Renshaw initiated its price target at $2.50.

The current price level is -31.77%, -49.20%, and -82.37% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the OPGN price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. OpGen Inc. (OPGN) stock is down -16.31% over the week and -49.36% over the past month. Its price is -58.16% year-to-date and -93.75% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 9/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$6 below consensus estimates by -$3.6. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/11/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -$2 and -$9.91 for whole year. OPGN’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 56.50% this year and 35.80% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $1.6 million, which analysts say will come at $2.84 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $5.39 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $600k.

Its 12-month price target is $3.20. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 96.27 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $3.20, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $3.20.

Outstanding shares total 47.66M with insiders holding 0.08% of the shares and institutional holders owning 15.95% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of -36.60% and return on equity of -139.60%. The beta has a value of -0.30. Price to book ratio is 4.07 and price to sales ratio is 1.07.

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