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Glaukos Corporation (NYSE:GKOS) went up by 10.78% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $99.00. The company’s stock price has collected 14.61% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in Glaukos Corporation (NYSE :GKOS) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for GKOS is at 1.66. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 10 who provided ratings for Glaukos Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $52.57, which is -$0.77 below the current price. GKOS currently public float of 45.09M and currently shorts hold a 2.62% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of GKOS was 574.69K shares.

GKOS’s Market Performance

GKOS stocks went up by 14.61% for the week, with a monthly jump of 29.18% and a quarterly performance of 12.89%, while its annual performance rate touched -31.61%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 8.38% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.65% for Glaukos Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 18.25% for GKOS stocks with a simple moving average of -12.61% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of GKOS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for GKOS stocks, with Stephens repeating the rating for GKOS by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for GKOS in the upcoming period, according to Stephens is $68 based on the research report published on November 03rd of the previous year 2021.

Stephens, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see GKOS reach a price target of $70. The rating they have provided for GKOS stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on July 26th, 2021.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Underweight” to GKOS, setting the target price at $41 in the report published on July 20th of the previous year.

GKOS Trading at 15.03% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GKOS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -46.12% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.65%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.38%, as shares surge +29.69% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +16.69% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GKOS rose by +14.61%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -35.70% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $45.72. In addition, Glaukos Corporation saw 20.03% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GKOS starting from Gilliam Joseph E, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $82.22 back on May 06. After this action, Gilliam Joseph E now owns 37,190 shares of Glaukos Corporation, valued at $411,090 using the latest closing price.

Gilliam Joseph E, the CFO, SVP Corporate Development of Glaukos Corporation, sale 20,000 shares at $93.53 during a trade that took place back on May 03, which means that Gilliam Joseph E is holding 52,739 shares at $1,870,659 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GKOS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -54.92 for the present operating margin
  • +58.15 for the gross margin

The net margin for Glaukos Corporation stands at -53.50. The total capital return value is set at -14.64, while invested capital returns managed to touch -14.29. Equity return is now at value -6.30, with -3.70 for asset returns.

Based on Glaukos Corporation (GKOS), the company’s capital structure generated 40.75 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 28.95. Total debt to assets is 27.05, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 40.57. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 28.83.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 7.23, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.08. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.04 and the total asset turnover is 0.25. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 9.45.

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