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How to buy Achieve Life Sciences stock | $8.51

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Achieve Life Sciences, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Achieve Life Sciences shares (ACHV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Achieve Life Sciences employs 14 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$48.6 million.

How to buy shares in Achieve Life Sciences

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Achieve Life Sciences. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACHV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Achieve Life Sciences reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$8.51, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Achieve Life Sciences, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Achieve Life Sciences. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Achieve Life Sciences share price

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Achieve Life Sciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$8.51
52-week rangeUSD$0.58 - USD$18.26
50-day moving average USD$8.3615
200-day moving average USD$8.7954
Wall St. target priceUSD$45
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.606

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Achieve Life Sciences price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.51 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-08) -3.41%
1 month (2020-12-16) 7.18%
3 months (2020-10-16) -4.38%
6 months (2020-07-16) 2,041.42%
1 year (2020-01-16) 1,319.52%
2 years (2019-01-16) 575.40%
3 years (2018-01-16) 467.33%
5 years (2016-01-15) 1,142.34%

Achieve Life Sciences financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM -42.31%
Return on equity TTM -78.07%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $7.1
Market capitalisation USD$48.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Achieve Life Sciences shares

There are currently 497,444 Achieve Life Sciences shares held short by investors – that's known as Achieve Life Sciences's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 528,984 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Achieve Life Sciences shares can be evaluated.

Achieve Life Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Achieve Life Sciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Achieve Life Sciences shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Achieve Life Sciences shares traded daily (recently around 352797.16312057). Achieve Life Sciences's SIR currently stands at 1.41. In other words for every 100,000 Achieve Life Sciences shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1410 shares are currently held short.

However Achieve Life Sciences's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Achieve Life Sciences shares, or, against the total number of tradable Achieve Life Sciences shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Achieve Life Sciences's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Achieve Life Sciences shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0819% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Achieve Life Sciences shares, roughly 82 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Achieve Life Sciences.

Find out more about how you can short Achieve Life Sciences stock.

Achieve Life Sciences share dividends

We're not expecting Achieve Life Sciences to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Achieve Life Sciences's shares ever split?

Achieve Life Sciences's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 31 July 2020. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Achieve Life Sciences shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Achieve Life Sciences shares which in turn could have impacted Achieve Life Sciences's share price.

Achieve Life Sciences share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Achieve Life Sciences's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.58 up to $18.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACHV.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Achieve Life Sciences's is 1.4243. This would suggest that Achieve Life Sciences's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Achieve Life Sciences overview

Achieve Life Sciences, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes of cytisinicline for smoking cessation aids in the United States and internationally. The company offers cytisinicline, a plant-based alkaloid that interacts with nicotine receptors in the brain to help reduce the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It has license agreements with Sopharma AD and University of Bristol. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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