Optimer Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (OPTR)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Optimer Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: OPTR) were gapping down Friday morning with an open price 10.5% lower than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $14.64 Thursday and opened today's trading at $13.10.

The average volume for Optimer has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Optimer has a market cap of $668.8 million and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 29.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing hospital specialty products worldwide. It develops products that treat gastrointestinal infections and related diseases.

TheStreet Ratings rates Optimer as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Optimer Ratings Report.

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