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Alphatec Holdings, Inc is a medical devices business based in the US. Alphatec shares (ATEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alphatec employs 227 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$133.3 million.

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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 Alphatec. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATEC. 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 Alphatec 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$14.52, 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 Alphatec, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alphatec. 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.

Alphatec share price

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Alphatec shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$14.52
52-week rangeUSD$2.19 - USD$14.73
50-day moving average USD$11.4236
200-day moving average USD$7.5734
Wall St. target priceUSD$16
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.324

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Alphatec price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.52 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) 8.52%
1 month (2020-12-16) 15.97%
3 months (2020-10-15) 41.25%
6 months (2020-07-15) 184.15%
1 year (2020-01-15) 99.18%
2 years (2019-01-15) 689.13%
3 years (2018-01-12) 365.38%
5 years (2016-01-15) 4,975.15%

Alphatec financials

Revenue TTM USD$133.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$77.6 million
Return on assets TTM -15.89%
Return on equity TTM -122.63%
Profit margin -51.95%
Book value $0.125
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alphatec shares

There are currently 3.5 million Alphatec shares held short by investors – that's known as Alphatec's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% up from 3.4 million last month.

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

Alphatec's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alphatec's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alphatec shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alphatec shares traded daily (recently around 967503.91061453). Alphatec's SIR currently stands at 3.58. In other words for every 100,000 Alphatec shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3580 shares are currently held short.

However Alphatec's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alphatec shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alphatec shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alphatec's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alphatec shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0586% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alphatec shares, roughly 59 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 Alphatec.

Find out more about how you can short Alphatec stock.

Alphatec share dividends

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

Have Alphatec's shares ever split?

Alphatec's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 25 August 2016. So if you had owned 12 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 Alphatec shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alphatec shares which in turn could have impacted Alphatec's share price.

Alphatec share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alphatec's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.19 up to $14.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATEC.US volatility(beta: 1.41)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 Alphatec's is 1.4147. This would suggest that Alphatec's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Alphatec overview

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., a medical technology company, designs, develops, and advances technologies for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders. The company offers SafeOp Neural InformatiX System, an Alpha InformatiX product platform designed to reduce the risk of intraoperative nerve injury; squadron lateral retractor designed to meet the surgeon's needs and to maximize patient outcomes; LLICO access system, a minimally invasive posterior thoracolumbar access system; Invictus Spinal Fixation System, a comprehensive thoracolumbar fixation system to treat a range of pathologies; and Invictus MIS SingleStep designed to improve surgical efficiency without compromising accuracy. It also provides Arsenal spinal fixation system intended for posterior, non-cervical fixation in skeletally mature patients for treating degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, fracture or dislocation, spinal stenosis, curvatures, tumor, pseud arthrosis, and failed previous fusion; zodiac degenerative spinal fixation system, a comprehensive spinal system used to address degenerative spinal conditions and deformity correction; OsseoScrew system to restore the integrity of the spinal column; trestle luxe anterior cervical plate system; and solanas posterior cervico/thoracic fixation system and avalon occipital plate. In addition, the company offers IdentiTi Porous Ti and Transcend Lateral Interbody Implants; Battalion PC; Novel SD; Solus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion System. Further, it is developing EOS imaging products. Additionally, the company offers biologics consisting of AlphaGraft Structural Allograft Spacers, AlphaGraft ProFuse Demineralized Bone Scaffold, Amnioshield Amniotic Tissue Barrier, Alphagraft Demineralized Bone Matrix, and Neocore Osteoconductive Matrix. It sells its products through a network of independent distributors and direct sales representatives in the United States. Alphatec Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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