Ocugen Inc. (NASDAQ:OCGN) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, 07/21/21, with the stock price up by 3.77% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $7.70.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $7.42, falling within a range of $7.21 and $7.74. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $18.77, and the low was $0.25. On the whole, OCGN has fluctuated by 4.05% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of Ocugen Inc. currently standing at about $1.46 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Aug 12, 2021 – Aug 16, 2021. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.03, which is expected to increase to -$0.02 for fiscal year -$0.12 and then to about $0.54 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 61.30% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 550.00%.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that OCGN’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of Hold while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Buy.
4 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 3 analyst(s), 1 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the OCGN stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Hold.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of OCGN currently trading nearly 3.15% and -3.31% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 52.47, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 11.46% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 9.11%. Furthermore, Ocugen Inc. (OCGN)’s beta value is 4.49, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.67. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $6.13 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $4.00 and a high of $10.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 48.05% off current price, whereas the price has to move -29.87% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $5.25 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of 31.82% from the current levels.
Data on historical trading for Ocugen Inc. (NASDAQ:OCGN) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 20.65 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 68.83 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 198.23 million shares outstanding.
Nearly 0.50% of Ocugen Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 12.80% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 42.98 million shares as on May 27, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 0.54. According to the data, the short interest in Ocugen Inc. (OCGN) stood at 21.68% of shares outstanding as of May 27, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Apr 29, 2021 reached 37.03 million. The stock has risen by 320.77% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the OCGN stock heading into the next quarter.