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Opko Health (NYSE:OPK) CEO Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 129,800 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $8.04 per share, for a total transaction of $1,043,592.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,987,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,979,500. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Opko Health (NYSE:OPK) traded up 1.22% on Wednesday, hitting $8.27. The stock had a trading volume of 626,666 shares. Opko Health has a 52 week low of $6.14 and a 52 week high of $12.95. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.29 and a 200-day moving average of $9.42. The company’s market cap is $3.415 billion.

Opko Health (NYSE:OPK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 3rd. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $20.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.64 million. Opko Health’s revenue was up 27.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Opko Health will post $-0.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Opko Health in a research note on Thursday, March 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.83.

OPKO Health, Inc (NYSE:OPK), incorporated in October 1991, is a multi-national pharmaceutical and diagnostics company.

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