Watching OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR) For Insider Activity

OraSure Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.1 to close at $10.88, a downside of -0.91 percent. An average of 532,840 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.37 in the past week, and it reached a new high 2 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 647,705 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 738,616.

OSUR stock has decreased by -2.68% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $10.40 on 10/18/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/01/21, shares of the company touched a low of $8.58 and a high of $16.73 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 17 times so far this year and achieved 2.79% or $0.30 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -34.97% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

304 days have passed since OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR) last reported insider trading activity. Weber Kathleen Gallagher, who is EVP & BU Lead – Molecular, most recently acquired $10,000 shares at $11.76 per share on Dec 23.

Valuation Metrics

OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 149.04, which compares with the 26.30 for the broader industry and 33.43 for the sector. In the last five years, OraSure Technologies Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 191.14 and 18.49. The stock’s beta is -0.32. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.53, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.94.

The quick ratio of OraSure Technologies Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 5.10, and the current ratio was 6.10, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.00 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.01 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $101.87 million compared to revenue of $171.72 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, OraSure Technologies Inc.’s return on assets was 1.20%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 3.96 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, OraSure Technologies Inc. had $35.19 million in cash. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$1.36 million in the quarter, while revenues of $3.77 million were shrunk -438.97%. The analyst consensus anticipated OraSure Technologies Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.04 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.02, a -150.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $4.45 million. Shareholders own equity worth $72.01 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 48.74%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 43.81%.

As of today, OSUR’s price is $10.91 +3.52% or $0.37 from its 5-day moving average. OSUR is currently trading -0.27% lower than its 20-day SMA and +14.29% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -1.45% below the SMA50 and -8.72% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 52.66% and 47.01%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.46. With the 14-day stochastic at 40.34% and the average true range at 0.51, the RSI (14) stands at 48.68%. The stock has reached 0.23 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.17.

Analyst Ratings

Raymond James downgraded OraSure Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) to a a Mkt perform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. The consensus rating for OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell OSUR, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 3 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is OSUR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $11.00 and $20.00, with a median target of $14.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR) stock is $14.50.


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