OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for OpGen and EXACT Sciences, as provided by MarketBeat.
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OpGen currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 371.20%. EXACT Sciences has a consensus target price of $53.23, indicating a potential upside of 40.67%. Given OpGen’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe OpGen is more favorable than EXACT Sciences.
This table compares OpGen and EXACT Sciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
OpGen has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EXACT Sciences has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares OpGen and EXACT Sciences’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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OpGen has higher earnings, but lower revenue than EXACT Sciences. EXACT Sciences is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OpGen, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
82.0% of EXACT Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. 31.8% of OpGen shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of EXACT Sciences shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
EXACT Sciences beats OpGen on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
OpGen Company Profile
OpGen, Inc. (OpGen) is a precision medicine company using molecular diagnostics and informatics to combat infectious disease. The Company is engaged in developing molecular information solutions to combat infectious disease in global healthcare settings, helping to guide clinicians with information about life threatening infections, managing patient outcomes, and the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms. Its deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests and bioinformatics address the threat of anti-biotic resistance by helping physicians and healthcare providers manage patient care decisions and protect the hospital biome through customized screening and surveillance solutions. It is working to deliver its molecular information solution to a global network of customers and partners. It is also working to provide precise diagnostic information powered by pathogen surveillance data. The Company’s high-resolution DNA tests are marketed under the Acuitas trade name.
EXACT Sciences Company Profile
Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers in the United States. The company offers Cologuard, a non-invasive stool-based DNA screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer. It has license agreements with MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research; and Hologic, Inc. Exact Sciences Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
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