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Bausch Health Companies Inc. (BHC) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE: BHC) has dropped by -4.43 compared to previous close of 8.80. Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 39.70% in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Wall Street Journal reported on 01/13/22 that Eye-Care Company Bausch & Lomb Files for IPO

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and a 36-month beta value of 0.93. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 6 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for Bausch Health Companies Inc. (BHC) by analysts is $7.63, which is $4.19 above the current market price. The public float for BHC is 344.64M, and at present, short sellers hold a 6.78% of that float. On May 24, 2023, the average trading volume of BHC was 4.15M shares.

BHC’s Market Performance

BHC’s stock has seen a 39.70% increase for the week, with a 11.24% rise in the past month and a -2.66% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 15.32%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 8.12% for Bausch Health Companies Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 22.62% for BHC’s stock, with a 16.39% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

BHC Trading at 15.11% 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 -17.79% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 8.12%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 15.32%, as shares surge +18.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.65% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BHC rose by +39.70%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +50.45% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $6.92. In addition, Bausch Health Companies Inc. saw 33.92% 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 BHC starting from Carson Seana, who sale 292 shares at the price of $9.32 back on Feb 28. After this action, Carson Seana now owns 359,185 shares of Bausch Health Companies Inc., valued at $2,721 using the latest closing price.

Bausch Health Companies Inc., the 10% Owner of Bausch Health Companies Inc., sale 4,550,357 shares at $17.05 during a trade that took place back on Jun 01, which means that Bausch Health Companies Inc. is holding 310,449,643 shares at $77,606,339 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BHC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +17.12 for the present operating margin
  • +55.95 for the gross margin

The net margin for Bausch Health Companies Inc. stands at -2.77. The total capital return value is set at 6.30, while invested capital returns managed to touch -1.06. Equity return is now at value 52.70, with -1.40 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.90, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.89. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.56 and the total asset turnover is 0.30. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.08.


To sum up, Bausch Health Companies Inc. (BHC) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.