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How to buy Alector (ALEC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Alector stock.

Alector, Inc
NASDAQ: ALEC - USD
BIOTECHNOLOGY
$32.77
+$1.01 (+3.18%)

Alector, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Alector shares (ALEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alector employs 181 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Alector stock price (NASDAQ: ALEC)

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Alector shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$17.80
52-week range$9.12 - $39.74
50-day moving average $26.43
200-day moving average $20.03
Wall St. target price$38.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.26

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Alector price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.8 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-14) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -16.31%
3 months (2021-04-21) N/A
6 months (2021-01-21) N/A
1 year (2020-07-21) N/A
2 years (2019-07-21) N/A
3 years (2018-07-21) N/A
5 years (2016-07-21) N/A

Alector financials

Revenue TTM $18 million
Gross profit TTM $-135,771,000
Return on assets TTM -24.25%
Return on equity TTM -65.33%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $2.86
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alector shares

There are currently 7.4 million Alector shares held short by investors – that's known as Alector's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% up from 6.6 million last month.

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

Alector's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alector's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alector shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alector shares traded daily (recently around 691950.65420561). Alector's SIR currently stands at 10.7. In other words for every 100,000 Alector shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10700 shares are currently held short.

However Alector's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alector shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alector shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alector's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alector shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alector shares, roughly 143 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Alector.

Find out more about how you can short Alector stock.

Alector share dividends

We're not expecting Alector to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Alector share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alector's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.12 up to $39.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALEC.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 Alector's is 1.0437. This would suggest that Alector's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Alector overview

Alector, Inc. , a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for the treatment of neurodegeneration diseases. Its products include AL001, a humanized recombinant monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diseases; and AL101 that is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The company also offers AL002, a product candidate that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease; and AL003, which is in Phase Ib clinical trial for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, its products in development stage include AL044 that targets MS4A4A, a risk gene for Alzheimer's disease; and 8 candidates in immuno-neurology/immuno-oncology field comprise ADP012, ADP016, ADP017, ADP023, ADP026, ADP122, ADP009, and ADP022. Alector, Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Adimab, LLC for the research and development of antibodies.

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Alector is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 13.207% of Alector shares are held by insiders and 80.591% by institutions.
How many people work for Alector?
Latest data suggests 181 work at Alector.
When does the fiscal year end for Alector?
Alector's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Alector based?
Alector's address is: 131 Oyster Point Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA, United States, 94080
What is Alector's ISIN number?
Alector's international securities identification number is: US0144421072
What is Alector's CUSIP number?
Alector's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 014442107

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