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Is Bausch Health Companies Inc. (BHC) a Keeper?

Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) went down by -2.17% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $30.30. The company’s stock price has collected -5.01% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 01/13/22 that Eye-Care Company Bausch & Lomb Files for IPO

Is It Worth Investing in Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE :BHC) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for BHC is at 1.71. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Bausch Health Companies Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $20.43. BHC currently public float of 345.86M and currently shorts hold a 4.21% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BHC was 6.79M shares.

BHC’s Market Performance

BHC stocks went down by -5.01% for the week, with a monthly drop of -29.06% and a quarterly performance of -69.56%, while its annual performance rate touched -75.46%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.82% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.43% for Bausch Health Companies Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -18.89% for BHC stocks with a simple moving average of -68.69% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BHC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BHC stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for BHC by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for BHC in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $12 based on the research report published on June 13th of the current year 2022.

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BHC reach a price target of $27. The rating they have provided for BHC stocks is “Underperform” according to the report published on March 24th, 2021.

RBC Capital Mkts gave a rating of “Outperform” to BHC, setting the target price at $42 in the report published on February 17th of the previous year.

BHC Trading at -49.24% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BHC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -76.24% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.82%, as shares sank -27.49% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -69.10% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BHC fell by -5.01%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -75.54% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $8.74. In addition, Bausch Health Companies Inc. saw -73.92% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BHC starting from Bausch Health Companies Inc., who sale 4,550,357 shares at the price of $17.05 back on Jun 01. After this action, Bausch Health Companies Inc. now owns 310,449,643 shares of Bausch Health Companies Inc., valued at $77,606,339 using the latest closing price.

Bausch Health Companies Inc., the 10% Owner of Bausch Health Companies Inc., sale 35,000,000 shares at $17.05 during a trade that took place back on May 10, which means that Bausch Health Companies Inc. is holding 315,000,000 shares at $596,925,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BHC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +18.69 for the present operating margin
  • +55.31 for the gross margin

The net margin for Bausch Health Companies Inc. stands at -11.24. Equity return is now at value 134.20, with -1.40 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.08.

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