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Omnicell, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Omnicell shares (OMCL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Omnicell employs 2,780 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$906.4 million.

How to buy shares in Omnicell

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Omnicell. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OMCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Omnicell reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$100.14, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Omnicell, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Omnicell. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Omnicell's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Omnicell's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$100.14, which is 11.99% up on its pre-crash value of USD$88.13 and 84.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$54.24.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Omnicell shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$710.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,217.70.

Omnicell share price

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Omnicell shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$100.14
52-week range USD$54.24 - USD$94.85
50-day moving average USD$74.3985
200-day moving average USD$69.7863
Wall St. target price USD$79.38
PE ratio 72.5263
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.133

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Is it a good time to buy Omnicell stock?

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Omnicell price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $100.14 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-16) 100.14
1 month (2020-10-26) 19.07%
3 months (2020-08-24) 47.22%
6 months (2020-05-22) 52.56%
1 year (2019-11-22) 26.50%
2 years (2018-11-23) 38.60%
3 years (2017-11-24) 99.88%
5 years (2015-11-24) 242.59%

Is Omnicell under- or over-valued?

Valuing Omnicell stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Omnicell's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Omnicell's P/E ratio

Omnicell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 73x. In other words, Omnicell shares trade at around 73x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Omnicell's PEG ratio

Omnicell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.28. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Omnicell's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Omnicell's EBITDA

Omnicell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$100.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Omnicell's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Omnicell financials

Revenue TTM USD$906.4 million
Operating margin TTM 6.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$436.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.2%
Return on equity TTM 5.91%
Profit margin 5.42%
Book value $20.756
Market capitalisation USD$3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Omnicell shares

There are currently 2.8 million Omnicell shares held short by investors – that's known as Omnicell's "short interest". This figure is 22.6% up from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Omnicell shares can be evaluated.

Omnicell's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Omnicell's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Omnicell shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Omnicell shares traded daily (recently around 493100.89285714). Omnicell's SIR currently stands at 5.6. In other words for every 100,000 Omnicell shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5600 shares are currently held short.

However Omnicell's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Omnicell shares, or, against the total number of tradable Omnicell shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Omnicell's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Omnicell shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0892% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Omnicell shares, roughly 89 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Omnicell.

Find out more about how you can short Omnicell stock.

Omnicell share dividends

We're not expecting Omnicell to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Omnicell share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Omnicell's shares have ranged in value from as little as $54.24 up to $94.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OMCL.US volatility(beta: 0.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Omnicell's is 0.8296. This would suggest that Omnicell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Omnicell overview

Omnicell, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides medication management automation solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies worldwide. The company offers central pharmacy automation solutions, including automated storage and retrieval systems, such as XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, a building block of autonomous pharmacy vision; IV compounding robots and workflow management systems; inventory management software; and controlled substance management systems. It also provides point of care automation solutions to improve clinician workflows in patient care areas of the healthcare system; XT Series automated dispensing systems for medications and supplies used in nursing units and other clinical areas of the hospital, as well as specialized automated dispensing systems for operating room; Omnicell Interface Software that offers interface and integration between its medication-use products or supply products, and a healthcare facility's in-house information management systems; and robotic dispensing systems used in hospitals and retail pharmacies for handling the stocking and retrieval of boxed medications. In addition, the company provides single dose automation solutions to fill and label for incoming prescriptions; medication blister card packaging and packaging supplies to enhance medication adherence in non-acute care settings; automated systems to help pharmacies in filling its multimed adherence packaging based on individual patient medication orders; and semi-automated filling equipment for the long-term care institutional pharmacy. Further, it offers Omnicell Patient Engagement, a web-based nexus of solutions; and patient communication tools, such as interactive voice response, outbound communications, and mobile app. The company was formerly known as Omnicell Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Omnicell, Inc. in 2001. Omnicell, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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