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.
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Opthea stock price (NASDAQ: OPT)Use our graph to track the performance of OPT stocks over time.
Opthea shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$9.15|
|52-week range||$7.09 - $18.06|
|50-day moving average||$8.02|
|200-day moving average||$9.49|
|Wall St. target price||$36.54|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||N/A|
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Opthea price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-22)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||20.71%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||-0.87%|
|6 months (2021-01-29)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-29)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-29)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-29)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-29)||N/A|
|Gross profit TTM||$-393,700|
|Return on assets TTM||-16.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||-32.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$327.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Opthea shares
There are currently 151,322 Opthea shares held short by investors – that's known as Opthea's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 151,803 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 302644). Opthea's SIR currently stands at 0.5. In other words for every 100,000 Opthea shares traded daily on the market, roughly 500 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 0.0073% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Opthea shares, roughly 7 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 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 $7.09 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 -0.0454. 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 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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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Opthea is owned by institutions?
Currently 21.19% of Opthea shares are held by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Opthea?
Opthea's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Opthea based?
Opthea's address is: 650 Chapel Street, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, 3141
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