Biocept (BIOC) Given “Outperform” Rating at Westpark Capital

Westpark Capital reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $1.00 target price on the medical research company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Biocept from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $0.75 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, January 15th.

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BIOC stock opened at $0.27 on Wednesday. Biocept has a one year low of $0.23 and a one year high of $1.98. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. The firm has a market capitalization of $17.95, a PE ratio of -0.34 and a beta of 1.77.

Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, March 28th. The medical research company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.16) by ($0.02). Biocept had a negative return on equity of 374.92% and a negative net margin of 426.48%. The company had revenue of $1.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.23 million. equities research analysts predict that Biocept will post -0.44 EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Biocept stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:BIOC) by 9.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 764,351 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 66,746 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 2.87% of Biocept worth $1,048,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 9.29% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Biocept

Biocept, Inc is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), assays utilizing a standard blood sample, or liquid biopsy. The Company’s Target-Selector offering is based on an internally developed, microfluidics-based CTC capture and analysis platform, with enabling features that change how CTC testing can be used by clinicians by providing biomarker detection and monitoring requiring only a standard blood sample.

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