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How to buy Assembly Biosciences stock

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Assembly Biosciences, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Assembly Biosciences shares (ASMB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Assembly Biosciences employs 140 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$82.8 million.

How to buy shares in Assembly Biosciences

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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 Assembly Biosciences. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASMB. 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 Assembly Biosciences 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. 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 Assembly Biosciences, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Assembly Biosciences. 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.

Assembly Biosciences share price

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Assembly Biosciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$5.18 - USD$27.84
50-day moving average USD$6.0444
200-day moving average USD$11.5082
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.6
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.664

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Assembly Biosciences financials

Revenue TTM USD$82.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-69,794,000
Return on assets TTM -12.3%
Return on equity TTM -23.33%
Profit margin -60.14%
Book value $8.217
Market capitalisation USD$180.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Assembly Biosciences shares

There are currently 2.4 million Assembly Biosciences shares held short by investors – that's known as Assembly Biosciences's "short interest". This figure is 8.4% down from 2.6 million last month.

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

Assembly Biosciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Assembly Biosciences's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Assembly Biosciences shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Assembly Biosciences shares traded daily (recently around 824559.8615917). Assembly Biosciences's SIR currently stands at 2.89. In other words for every 100,000 Assembly Biosciences shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2890 shares are currently held short.

However Assembly Biosciences's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Assembly Biosciences shares, or, against the total number of tradable Assembly Biosciences shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Assembly Biosciences's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Assembly Biosciences shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0746% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Assembly Biosciences shares, roughly 75 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 Assembly Biosciences.

Find out more about how you can short Assembly Biosciences stock.

Assembly Biosciences share dividends

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

Have Assembly Biosciences's shares ever split?

Assembly Biosciences's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 14 July 2014. So if you had owned 5 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 Assembly Biosciences shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Assembly Biosciences shares which in turn could have impacted Assembly Biosciences's share price.

Assembly Biosciences share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Assembly Biosciences's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.18 up to $27.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Assembly Biosciences's is 0.4306. This would suggest that Assembly Biosciences's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Assembly Biosciences overview

Assembly Biosciences, Inc. operates as a clinical-stage biotechnology company in the United States. The company develops oral therapeutic candidates for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and novel class of oral synthetic live biotherapeutic candidates to treat disorders associated with the microbiome. It is involved in the development of core inhibitors that inhibit the functional activities of HBV core protein at various points in the viral lifecycle. The company's microbiome program consists of an integrated platform that includes the disease-targeted strain isolation, identification, characterization, and selection process for strain purification and growth under current good manufacturing practice conditions; and a licensed patented delivery system, GEMICEL, which allows for targeted oral delivery of live biologic and conventional therapies to the lower gastrointestinal tract. Its product candidates include ABI-H0731 that is in Phase 2a clinical trials for the treatment of HBV; ABI-H2158, which is in Phase 1a/1b dose-ranging clinical study in the HBV-cure program; and ABI-H3733 that is in preclinical studies for the treatment of HBV. In addition, the company engages in the development of product candidates for various disease indications, such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, immune-mediated and metabolic disorders, and oncology by using its microbiome platform. It has a collaboration agreement with Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited for the development and commercialization of various microbiome gastrointestinal programs; and a collaboration and option agreement with Door Pharmaceuticals, LLC focused on the development of a hepatitis B virus core protein modulators. The company was formerly known as Ventrus Biosciences, Inc. and changed its name to Assembly Biosciences, Inc. in June 2014. Assembly Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

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