Shares of Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.50.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Westpark Capital reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Biocept in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine raised Biocept from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Biocept from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BIOC. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Biocept by 9.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 764,351 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,048,000 after buying an additional 66,746 shares during the period. Intellectus Partners LLC boosted its position in Biocept by 6,250.0% in the first quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 127,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $271,000 after buying an additional 125,000 shares during the period. WealthTrust Axiom LLC acquired a new position in Biocept during the first quarter worth approximately $298,000. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its position in Biocept by 64,679.8% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 246,811 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $338,000 after buying an additional 246,430 shares during the period. 6.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Biocept (BIOC) traded down 2.56% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $1.14. 150,244 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $1.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $1.66. The company’s market cap is $34.49 million. Biocept has a 12-month low of $0.74 and a 12-month high of $3.39.

Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The medical research company reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.28 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.23 million. Biocept had a negative net margin of 359.48% and a negative return on equity of 550.35%. Analysts expect that Biocept will post ($0.79) EPS for the current year.

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Biocept Company Profile

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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