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  • investora2z investora2z Oct 26, 2013 11:34 AM Flag

    Needs to rebound soon

    The stock has done well over the last one month. It has appreciated by 12%, and the volumes have been high. Over the last one year, it has gone up by more than 55% and there could be some momentum building up. However, it needs to spend a few more days above important levels for the uptrend to gain strength. The valuations are reasonable, as the price to sales ratio is 0.56, while the operating profit margin is 4.5% on a ttm basis. The net margin is -2.01%, and there is a possibility of a turnaround soon. On a ttm basis, it has recorded revenues of $684 million, and a net loss of less than $15 million. It is only a matter of time before the market begins to factor future positives. However, it has to deliver a good set of numbers over the next couple of quarters. It has $50.82 million cash and the debt is $86.45 million. Insider purchases are good for the prospects of the stock as they indicate the faith of the management in the future of the company. Over the years, the revenues have been growing at a robust pace, and even this year is likely to be good. One major reason to be positive on the stock is the backing of Dr. Phillip Frost. He is known for his acumen at picking up great companies when they are not noticed by the market. His success stories in the pharmaceuticals sector are well known, and his investment in Biozone Pharmaceuticals (BZNE) has made news recently. His stocks have done great recently, with many delivering triple digit returns. However, the long term success of the stock will be based on its fundamentals. It needs to improve its fundamental performance so that the uptrend can be sustained over the long term.

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