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How to buy OraSure Technologies stock | $11.22

Learn how to easily invest in OraSure Technologies stock.

OraSure Technologies Inc is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. OraSure Technologies shares (OSUR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. OraSure Technologies employs 570 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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OraSure Technologies stock price (NASDAQ: OSUR)

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OraSure Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$11.22
52-week range$8.58 - $17.79
50-day moving average $11.17
200-day moving average $10.41
Wall St. target price$14.80
PE ratio 150.1429
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.07

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Is it a good time to buy OraSure Technologies stock?

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OraSure Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.22 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) 4.28%
1 month (2021-09-21) -15.89%
3 months (2021-07-21) 6.65%
6 months (2021-04-21) 14.61%
1 year (2020-10-20) -24.04%
2 years (2019-10-18) 32.39%
3 years (2018-10-19) 14.77
5 years (2016-10-20) 47.05%

Is OraSure Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

OraSure Technologies's P/E ratio

OraSure Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 150x. In other words, OraSure Technologies shares trade at around 150x 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.

OraSure Technologies's PEG ratio

OraSure Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3. 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 OraSure Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

OraSure Technologies's EBITDA

OraSure Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31 million.

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

OraSure Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $226 million
Operating margin TTM 9.29%
Gross profit TTM $101.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.96%
Return on equity TTM 1.35%
Profit margin 2.35%
Book value $5.62
Market capitalisation $756.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting OraSure Technologies shares

There are currently 3.5 million OraSure Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as OraSure Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% down from 3.8 million last month.

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

OraSure Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

OraSure Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of OraSure Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of OraSure Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 918258.0474934). OraSure Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.79. In other words for every 100,000 OraSure Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3790 shares are currently held short.

However OraSure Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of OraSure Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable OraSure Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case OraSure Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 OraSure Technologies shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0523% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable OraSure Technologies shares, roughly 52 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 OraSure Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short OraSure Technologies stock.

OraSure Technologies share dividends

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

Have OraSure Technologies's shares ever split?

OraSure Technologies's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 7 April 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your OraSure Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for OraSure Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted OraSure Technologies's share price.

OraSure Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, OraSure Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.58 up to $17.79. 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 OraSure Technologies's is -0.2836. This would suggest that OraSure Technologies's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, OraSure Technologies has bucked the trend.

OraSure Technologies overview

OraSure Technologies, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Diagnostics and Molecular Solutions. The company also offers other diagnostic products, such as immunoassays and other in vitro diagnostic tests. The company's principal products include OraQuick Rapid HIV test, OraQuick In-Home HIV test, OraQuick HIV self-test, OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test, OraQuick Ebola rapid antigen test, OraSure oral fluid collection device used in conjunction with screening and confirmatory tests for HIV-1 antibodies; Intercept drug testing systems; immunoassay tests and reagents; and Q. E. D.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of OraSure Technologies is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.58% of OraSure Technologies shares are held by insiders and 92.137% by institutions.
How many people work for OraSure Technologies?
Latest data suggests 570 work at OraSure Technologies.
When does the fiscal year end for OraSure Technologies?
OraSure Technologies's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is OraSure Technologies based?
OraSure Technologies's address is: 220 East First Street, Bethlehem, PA, United States, 18015
What is OraSure Technologies's ISIN number?
OraSure Technologies's international securities identification number is: US68554V1089
What is OraSure Technologies's CUSIP number?
OraSure Technologies's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 68554V108

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