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How to buy Opthea stock

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Opthea Limited is a biotechnology business based in the US. Opthea shares (OPT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Opthea

  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 Opthea. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OPT. 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 Opthea 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. 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 Opthea, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Opthea. 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.

Opthea share price

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Opthea shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$8.45 - USD$18.0624
50-day moving average USD$9.6766
200-day moving average USD$11.5151
Wall St. target priceUSD$36.92
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Opthea stock?

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Opthea financials

Revenue TTM USD$228,254
Gross profit TTM USD$-393,700
Return on assets TTM -16.98%
Return on equity TTM -32.37%
Profit margin 0%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$379.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Opthea shares

There are currently 64,255 Opthea shares held short by investors – that's known as Opthea's "short interest". This figure is 15.5% down from 76,078 last month.

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

Opthea's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Opthea's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Opthea shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Opthea shares traded daily (recently around 10215.421303657). Opthea's SIR currently stands at 6.29. In other words for every 100,000 Opthea shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6290 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Opthea's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Opthea's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Opthea shares, or, against the total number of tradable Opthea shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Opthea's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Opthea shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Opthea shares, roughly 0 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 Opthea.

Find out more about how you can short Opthea stock.

Opthea share dividends

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

Opthea share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Opthea's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.45 up to $18.0624. 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 Opthea's is -0.0183. This would suggest that Opthea's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Opthea has bucked the trend.

To put Opthea's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Opthea overview

Opthea Limited, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes therapies primarily for eye disease in Australia. The company's development activities are based on the intellectual property portfolio covering Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF) VEGF-C, VEGF-D, and VEGF Receptor-3 for the treatment of diseases associated with blood and lymphatic vessel growth, as well as vascular leakage. Its lead molecule is OPT-302, a soluble form of VEGFR-3 for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. The company was formerly known as Circadian Technologies Limited and changed its name to Opthea Limited in December 2015. Opthea Limited was incorporated in 1984 and is based in South Yarra, Australia. .

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