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Alkermes plc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Alkermes shares (ALKS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alkermes employs 2,235 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Alkermes. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ALKS. 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 Alkermes 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$22, 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 Alkermes, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alkermes. 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.

Alkermes share price

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Alkermes shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$22
52-week rangeUSD$11.98 - USD$22.22
50-day moving average USD$19.3065
200-day moving average USD$18.1227
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.82
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.17

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Alkermes price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-15) -1.65%
1 month (2020-12-23) 3.48%
3 months (2020-10-23) 34.23%
6 months (2020-07-23) 11.96%
1 year (2020-01-23) 20.88%
2 years (2019-01-23) -32.18%
3 years (2018-01-23) 59.19
5 years (2016-01-22) 36.16

Is Alkermes under- or over-valued?

Valuing Alkermes stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alkermes's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Alkermes's EBITDA

Alkermes's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alkermes's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alkermes financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$990.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.69%
Return on equity TTM -6.84%
Profit margin -6.28%
Book value $6.815
Market capitalisation USD$3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alkermes shares

There are currently 11.6 million Alkermes shares held short by investors – that's known as Alkermes's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% down from 12.3 million last month.

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

Alkermes's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alkermes's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alkermes shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alkermes shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Alkermes's SIR currently stands at 9.2. In other words for every 100,000 Alkermes shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9200 shares are currently held short.

However Alkermes's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alkermes shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alkermes shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alkermes's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alkermes shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1012% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alkermes shares, roughly 101 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Alkermes.

Find out more about how you can short Alkermes stock.

Alkermes's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alkermes.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Alkermes's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.83

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alkermes's overall score of 28.83 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 53rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alkermes is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Alkermes's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.37/100

Alkermes's environmental score of 0.37 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alkermes is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alkermes's social score

Social score: 17.49/100

Alkermes's social score of 17.49 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alkermes is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Alkermes's governance score

Governance score: 8.71/100

Alkermes's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alkermes is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alkermes's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Alkermes scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Alkermes has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Alkermes plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.83
Total ESG percentile 53.12
Environmental score 0.37
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 17.49
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 8.71
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Alkermes share dividends

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

Have Alkermes's shares ever split?

Alkermes's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 May 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alkermes shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alkermes shares which in turn could have impacted Alkermes's share price.

Alkermes share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alkermes's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.98 up to $22.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALKS.US volatility(beta: 1.2)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 Alkermes's is 1.2005. This would suggest that Alkermes'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).

Alkermes overview

Alkermes plc, a biopharmaceutical company, researches, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products to address unmet medical needs of patients in various therapeutic areas in the United States, Ireland, and internationally. Its marketed products include ARISTADA (aripiprazole lauroxil), an extended-release intramuscular injectable suspension for the treatment of schizophrenia; VIVITROL (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) for the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence; RISPERDAL CONSTA for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder; INVEGA SUSTENNA for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder; XEPLION, INVEGA TRINZA, and TREVICTA for treating schizophrenia; and VUMERITY (diroximel fumarate) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting and active secondary progressive diseases. The company is also ALKS 3831 to treat schizophrenia; and ALKS 4230, an engineered fusion protein to expand tumor-killing immune cells and to avoid activation of immunosuppressive cells. It has collaboration agreements with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc, and Janssen Pharmaceutica International; license agreement with Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; and license and collaboration agreement with Biogen Swiss Manufacturing GmbH. Alkermes plc was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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