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OpGen, Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. OpGen shares (OPGN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. OpGen employs 38 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.7 million.

How to buy shares in OpGen

  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 OpGen. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OPGN. 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 OpGen 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$1.99, 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 OpGen, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of OpGen. 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 OpGen's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$1.99, which is 18.59% up on its pre-crash value of USD$1.62 and 37.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.45.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of OpGen shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,378.86 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$876.65.

OpGen share price

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OpGen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market close USD$1.99
52-week range USD$1.02 - USD$5.76
50-day moving average USD$2.1756
200-day moving average USD$2.1644
Wall St. target price USD$5.33
PE ratio 0.4601
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-26.103

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Is it a good time to buy OpGen stock?

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OpGen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.99 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) -6.57%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) N/A
2 years (2018-11-27) N/A
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

Is OpGen under- or over-valued?

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

OpGen's P/E ratio

OpGen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, OpGen shares trade at around 0x recent earnings.

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

OpGen financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-3,254,275
Return on assets TTM -43.34%
Return on equity TTM -278.55%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $0.863
Market capitalisation USD$45.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting OpGen shares

There are currently 1.5 million OpGen shares held short by investors – that's known as OpGen's "short interest". This figure is 11.8% down from 1.7 million last month.

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

OpGen's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

OpGen's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of OpGen shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of OpGen shares traded daily (recently around 508969). OpGen's SIR currently stands at 3. In other words for every 100,000 OpGen shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3000 shares are currently held short.

However OpGen's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of OpGen shares, or, against the total number of tradable OpGen shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case OpGen's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 OpGen shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0759% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable OpGen shares, roughly 76 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against OpGen.

Find out more about how you can short OpGen stock.

OpGen share dividends

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

Have OpGen's shares ever split?

OpGen's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 29 August 2019. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your OpGen shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for OpGen shares which in turn could have impacted OpGen's share price.

OpGen share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, OpGen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.02 up to $5.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while OpGen's is -0.5254. This would suggest that OpGen's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, OpGen has bucked the trend.

OpGen overview

OpGen, Inc., a precision medicine company, engages in developing molecular information products and services in the United States and internationally. The company utilizes molecular diagnostics and informatics to help combat infectious diseases. It also helps clinicians with information about life threatening infections, enhance patient outcomes, and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms. The company's products include Acuitas AMR Gene Panel, a vitro diagnostic test for the detection and identification of various bacterial nucleic acids and genetic determinants of antimicrobial resistance in urine specimens or bacterial colonies isolated from urine and other body sites; and QuickFISH and PNA FISH products, which are FDA-cleared and CE-marked diagnostic test designed to detect pathogens in positive blood cultures. In addition, it offers Acuitas Lighthouse informatics systems, a cloud-based HIPAA compliant informatics offerings, which combine clinical lab test results with patient and hospital information, and provide analytics and insights to enable manage MDROs in the hospital and patient care environment. OpGen, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with the New York State Department of Health to develop a solution to detect, track, and manage antimicrobial-resistant infections at healthcare institutions. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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