NASDAQ:OPHT - Ophthotech Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$1.54 +0.01 (+0.65 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 03:47 PM ET)
Previous Close$1.53
Today's Range$1.51 - $1.54
52-Week Range$1.02 - $4.50
Volume4,233 shs
Average Volume326,224 shs
Market Capitalization$63.79 million
P/E Ratio-0.92
Dividend YieldN/A
Ophthotech Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, develops novel therapies to treat ophthalmic diseases, with a focus on age-related and orphan retinal diseases. The company is developing Zimura, an inhibitor of complement factor C5, for dry and wet forms of age-related macular degeneration, a disorder of the central portion of the retina known as the macula. Ophthotech Corporation has a research agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to utilize the minigene therapy approach and novel gene delivery technologies to target retinal diseases. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Current SymbolNASDAQ:OPHT



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$209.98 million
Book Value$3.00 per share


Net Income$63.09 million


Market Cap$63.79 million
Next Earnings Date5/8/2019 (Estimated)

Ophthotech (NASDAQ:OPHT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ophthotech's stock symbol?

Ophthotech trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "OPHT."

How were Ophthotech's earnings last quarter?

Ophthotech Corp (NASDAQ:OPHT) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.41) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.43) by $0.02. View Ophthotech's Earnings History.

When is Ophthotech's next earnings date?

Ophthotech is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ophthotech.

What price target have analysts set for OPHT?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Ophthotech's shares. Their predictions range from $4.00 to $4.00. On average, they expect Ophthotech's stock price to reach $4.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 159.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ophthotech.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ophthotech?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ophthotech in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ophthotech.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ophthotech stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ophthotech stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ophthotech is focused on development of Zimura, after the failure of Fovista program. The company has reassessed its wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) program and is developing Zimura in combination with anti-VEGF therapy. The company also collaborated with other companies to develop Zimura in combination studies. The company also has agreements with academic institutions to develop gene therapy for retinal diseases. With no approved products, the company’s revenues are dependent on collaborations, which may be affected by pipeline setbacks. In a major setback, Novartis terminated its agreement with Ophthotech following the failure of Fovista in three phase III program on Fovista. The company lost a major source of revenues. Shares have underperformed the industry so far this year." (12/31/2018)
  • 2. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "We remain positive on the company’s relatively low-cost entry into gene therapy (GT) but reiterate our Neutral rating until we gain additional visibility on these assets. Recall both the Leber congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10) gene therapy to deliver miniCEP290″ and ABCA4 GT in Stargardt disease licensed from 2018, as well as the autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) asset licensed from the 2018, are preclinical. As such, catalysts are limited and, aside from a possible publication in the near term, are likely to generate meaningful catalysts on a 2020 horizon at best." (8/2/2018)

Has Ophthotech been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about OPHT stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ophthotech earned a daily sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Ophthotech's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Ophthotech own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ophthotech investors own include Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Incyte (INCY), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Medivation (MDVN), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Celgene (CELG), Novavax (NVAX), OHR Pharmaceutical (OHRP) and Bausch Health Companies (BHC).

Who are Ophthotech's key executives?

Ophthotech's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. David R. Guyer, Exec. Chairman (Age 59)
  • Mr. Glenn P. Sblendorio M.B.A., CEO, Pres & Director (Age 63)
  • Dr. Samir C. Patel M.D., Co-Founder and Consultant (Age 58)
  • Mr. David F. Carroll, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Keith Westby M.B.A., Sr. VP & COO (Age 44)

Who are Ophthotech's major shareholders?

Ophthotech's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Stonepine Capital Management LLC (9.87%), D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. (6.11%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (2.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.95%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.95%) and BlackRock Inc. (1.63%). Company insiders that own Ophthotech stock include Barbara A Wood, David E Redlick, David Francis Carroll, David R Guyer, Glenn Sblendorio and Keith Westby. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ophthotech.

Which institutional investors are selling Ophthotech stock?

OPHT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Ophthotech company stock in the last year include David Francis Carroll, David R Guyer, Glenn Sblendorio and Keith Westby. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ophthotech.

Which institutional investors are buying Ophthotech stock?

OPHT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Stonepine Capital Management LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Two Sigma Investments LP and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ophthotech.

How do I buy shares of Ophthotech?

Shares of OPHT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ophthotech's stock price today?

One share of OPHT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.54.

How big of a company is Ophthotech?

Ophthotech has a market capitalization of $63.79 million and generates $209.98 million in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $63.09 million in net income (profit) each year or ($1.67) on an earnings per share basis. Ophthotech employs 35 workers across the globe.

What is Ophthotech's official website?

The official website for Ophthotech is

How can I contact Ophthotech?

Ophthotech's mailing address is ONE PENN PLAZA 19TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10119. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 212-845-8200 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ophthotech (NASDAQ OPHT)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  309 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  265 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  574
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ophthotech and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe OPHT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe OPHT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by Staff

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