BIOLASE, Inc (BIOL) is a leading medical devices business based in the US. On 11 June BIOLASE shares leapt 16.22% to a closing position of $0.8353. Over the last 12 months, BIOLASE's share price has risen by an impressive 86.00% from $0.4151. BIOLASE is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 135 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, BIOLASE's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $0.73, which is 5.57% down on its pre-crash value of $0.7731 and 97.30% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $0.37.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of BIOLASE shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $746.29 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 $1,177.42.
|52-week range||$0.245 - $1.51|
|50-day moving average||$0.7106|
|200-day moving average||$0.7679|
|Wall St. target price||$2|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.977|
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|1 month (2021-05-14)||10.30%|
|3 months (2021-03-16)||-17.86%|
|6 months (2020-12-16)||174.28%|
|1 year (2020-06-16)||46.90%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||-51.74%|
|3 years (2018-06-15)||-38.23%|
|5 years (2016-06-16)||-87.02%|
|Revenue TTM||$26.1 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-27.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||-108.65%|
|Market capitalisation||$112.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.2 million BIOLASE shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 3.5% up from 6.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BIOLASE shares can be evaluated.
BIOLASE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BIOLASE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BIOLASE shares traded daily (recently around 3.8 million). BIOLASE's SIR currently stands at 1.64. In other words for every 100,000 BIOLASE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1640 shares are currently held short.
However BIOLASE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BIOLASE shares, or, against the total number of tradable BIOLASE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BIOLASE's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BIOLASE shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0419% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BIOLASE shares, roughly 42 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 BIOLASE.
Find out more about how you can short BIOLASE stock.
We're not expecting BIOLASE to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
BIOLASE's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 11 May 2018. So if you had owned 5 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 BIOLASE shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BIOLASE shares which in turn could have impacted BIOLASE's share price.
Over the last 12 months, BIOLASE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.245 up to $1.51. 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 BIOLASE's is 1.4511. This would suggest that BIOLASE's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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