Taking On Challenges And Growing? – Oscar Health Inc. (OSCR)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Oscar Health Inc. (OSCR) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.23, or -4.23%, to $5.21. Volume reached 33,768 shares, with price reaching a high of $5.37 and a low of $5.31. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Cigna + Oscar Expands Footprint to Bring Small Businesses in Philadelphia Access to Cost-Effective Health Plans.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Healthcare Plans industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $5.37 and fluctuated between $5.59 as its day high and $5.36 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Oscar Health Inc. is $1.19B. A total of 1.63 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.91M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, OSCR has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 27 BUYs and 18 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 840,617 shares during that period but sold 227,930.

In the most recent transaction, Quane Alessandrea C. sold 17,532 shares of OSCR for 5.53 per share on Sep 06. After the transaction, the EVP, Chief Insurance Officer now owns 148,804 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 06, Blackley Richard Scott sold 31,615 shares at 5.53 per share. OSCR shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 300,000.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Bopitiya Ranmali disposed of 6,167 shares on Sep 02 at a per-share price of $5.85. This resulted in the EVP & Chief Legal Officer holding 28,721 shares of OSCR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Weaver Dennis sold 1,596 shares at $5.85 per share on Sep 02. Company shares held by the Chief Clinical Officer now total 22,564.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for OSCR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $7.64 with high estimates of $9.00 and low estimates of $6.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, OSCR has a high of $18.89 and a low of $3.89.

As of this writing, OSCR has an earnings estimate of $-0.76 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $-0.72 per share and a lower estimate of $-0.8. The company reported an EPS of $-0.53 in the last quarter, which was 27.4% higher than expectations of $-0.73.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. OSCR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.69B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $5.89, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.39B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 7 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for OSCR is Overweight with a score of 2.60. A total of 2 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 3 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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