Molecular diagnostics company, Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC), announced the pricing of a public offering of 9,100,000 shares of its stock at an offering price of $1.10.
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Biocept, Inc. (BIOC), a molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing blood-based liquid biopsies to provide information to physicians to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, announces the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 9,100,000 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 9,100,000 shares of its common stock at a combined offering price of $1.10. The warrants will have a per share exercise price of $1.10, are exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The gross proceeds to Biocept from this offering are expected to be approximately $10,010,000, before deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by Biocept. Biocept has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,365,000 additional shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.0331 per share and/or additional warrants to purchase up to 1,365,000 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $0.0009 per warrant to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on October 19, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Roth Capital Partners and Feltl and Company are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective on October 13, 2016. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained, when available, from Roth Capital Partners, 888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 400, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147 or Feltl and Company, Prospectus Department, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2100, Minneapolis, MN 55402, telephone: 612-492-8800, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Investors may also obtain these documents at no cost by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The Company’s patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both CTCs and in plasma (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient’s disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.
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Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) shares are trading -21.64% on the news and in the range of $0.90 – 0.97 during the current trading session. When taking a look at which direction the stock might be headed, investors often look to brokerage analysts who cover the stock. Sell-side research firms on Wall Street currently have a consensus one-year price target of $4.50 on the stock. This is according to brokerage analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call.
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Sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $-0.54 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $0.40 per share according to First Call.
In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading -42.46% away from its 50 day moving average of $1.62. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -87.80% off of its 52-week high of $7.62 and +3.33% away from its 52-week low which is $0.90.
Today, the stock opened at $0.90 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $0.93. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $0.90 and touched $0.97 as the high point. Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) has a market cap of $7.81M and has seen an average daily volume of 109560 over the past three months.
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