Why Is BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) Moving So Hard, So Fast?

BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) shares saw a recent bid of $2.39 and 2.41M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 16.59% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 3.46% or $-0.08 versus $2.31 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $271.60M, putting the price -30.32% below the 52-week high and 143.88% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 1.54M shares while the relative volume is 1.57.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $2.75 while $4.50 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $1.75 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $2.00, which would be decrease of about -16% of its current value. The mean target of $2.50 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $0.98 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price BIOS can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -18.43% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, BioScrip, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts  above the average P/E ratio of 30.30 times earnings. For now, BioScrip, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 1.70 with 2 out of 6 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that BioScrip, Inc. has a 20.57% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. BioScrip, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price up 129.81% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 109.65%, compared with a gain of nearly 17.73% for 3 months and about 40.59% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company failed Wall Street by reporting EPS of $-0.18, smashing the consensus of $-0.14 per share. Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $217.81M, compared to the consensus of 229.74M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.12. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $-0.10 and as low as $-0.15 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-0.46 and $-0.40. The mean EPS estimate is $-0.43. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $220.17M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $226.65M and as low as $209.92M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $820.7M and $909M. The mean revenue estimate is $858.96M.

Over the last 5 years, BioScrip, Inc. has averaged a -9.93% YoY EPS growth rate and a 11.00% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 89.80% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 39.50% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Barrington Research analysts stated on 06/03/2017 that they maintained their Outperform rating. Lake Street analysts stated on 03/01/2017 that they launched coverage on this stock with Buy rating.  Dougherty & Company analysts stated on 12/08/2015 that they maintained their Buy rating.

Why Is BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS) Moving So Hard, So Fast? was last modified: June 12th, 2017 by Tiller Blare
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