Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OPNT) Is Down -43.34% In A Month. Could There Be Any Hope That It Will Rise Soon? – Marketing Sentinel
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Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OPNT) Is Down -43.34% In A Month. Could There Be Any Hope That It Will Rise Soon?

During the last session, Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT)’s traded shares were 0.52 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.64. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $12.47, reflecting an intraday gain of 23.22% or $2.35. The 52-week high for the OPNT share is $37.71, that puts it down -202.41 from that peak though still a striking 19.41% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $10.05. The company’s market capitalization is $62.97M, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 0.28 million shares, and the average trade volume was 99.38K shares over the past three months.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OPNT) received a consensus recommendation of a Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 1.70. OPNT has a Sell rating from 0 analyst(s) out of 3 analysts who have looked at this stock. 0 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 3 recommend a Buy rating for it. 0 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be -$0.01.

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Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT) trade information

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OPNT) registered a 23.22% upside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 23.22% in intraday trading to $12.47 this Friday, 05/13/22, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -34.98%, and it has moved by -43.34% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 2.64%. The short interest in Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT) is 23690.0 shares and it means that shorts have 0.4 day(s) to cover.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $40.75, which implies an increase of 69.4% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $38.00 and $42.00 respectively. As a result, OPNT is trading at a discount of -236.81% off the target high and -204.73% off the low.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OPNT) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. has underperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OPNT) shares have gone down -56.12% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate less than the industry average at -1,125.49% against 9.40. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022. Revenue is predicted to grow 93.80% this quarter and then jump 69.70% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 59.40% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $13.27 million as predicted by 4 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 1 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $10 million by the end of Mar 2022. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $9.92 million and $6.39 million respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to grow by 33.70% and then jump by 56.60% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 36.00%. While earnings are projected to return -120.20% in 2022.

OPNT Dividends

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings between March 02 and March 07. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT)’s Major holders

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. insiders own 8.43% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 33.08%, with the float percentage being 36.13%. Wells Fargo & Company is the largest shareholder of the company, while 53 institutions own stock in it. As of Dec 30, 2021, the company held over 0.22 million shares (or 7.95% of all shares), a total value of $7.54 million in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 0.18 million shares, is of Renaissance Technologies, LLC’s that is approximately 6.51% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Dec 30, 2021, these shares were valued at $6.18 million.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OPNT) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund. Data provided on Sep 29, 2021 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 83664.0 shares. This amounts to just over 2.96 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $2.15 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 51614.0, or about 1.83% of the stock, which is worth about $1.33 million.

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