Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) Stock Price Passes Above Fifty Day Moving Average of $1.07

Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:BIOC)’s share price passed above its 50-day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a 50-day moving average of $1.07 and traded as high as $1.11. Biocept shares last traded at $1.10, with a volume of 6,975 shares traded.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on BIOC shares. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $3.00 price objective on shares of Biocept in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Biocept from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st.

The company has a quick ratio of 2.63, a current ratio of 2.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $1.07. The stock has a market cap of $21.89 million, a P/E ratio of -0.12 and a beta of 2.17.

Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The medical research company reported ($0.61) EPS for the quarter. Biocept had a negative return on equity of 338.61% and a negative net margin of 695.85%. The firm had revenue of $1.02 million for the quarter.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Biocept stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:BIOC) by 180.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 110,500 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 71,055 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 4.86% of Biocept worth $95,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 2.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Biocept Company Profile (NASDAQ:BIOC)

Biocept, Inc, an early stage molecular oncology diagnostics company, develops and commercializes proprietary circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor DNA assays utilizing a standard blood sample. The company's cancer assays provide information to healthcare providers to identify oncogenic alterations that qualify a subset of cancer patients for targeted therapy at diagnosis, progression, and monitoring in order to identify resistance mechanisms.

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