How to buy Berkeley Lights stock - 05 March

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How to buy Berkeley Lights stock

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Berkeley Lights, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Berkeley Lights shares (BLI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Berkeley Lights

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Berkeley Lights. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BLI. 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 Berkeley Lights 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 Berkeley Lights, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Berkeley Lights. 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.

Berkeley Lights share price

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Berkeley Lights shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$50.26 - USD$113.53
50-day moving average USD$75.4879
200-day moving average USD$77.6578
Wall St. target priceUSD$95.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Berkeley Lights stock?

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Berkeley Lights financials

Revenue TTM USD$64.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$44.6 million
Return on assets TTM -11.72%
Return on equity TTM -25.31%
Profit margin -64.67%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Berkeley Lights shares

There are currently 1.7 million Berkeley Lights shares held short by investors – that's known as Berkeley Lights's "short interest". This figure is 16.5% up from 1.5 million last month.

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

Berkeley Lights's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Berkeley Lights's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Berkeley Lights shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Berkeley Lights shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Berkeley Lights's SIR currently stands at 1.53. In other words for every 100,000 Berkeley Lights shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1530 shares are currently held short.

However Berkeley Lights's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Berkeley Lights shares, or, against the total number of tradable Berkeley Lights shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Berkeley Lights's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Berkeley Lights shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0561% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Berkeley Lights shares, roughly 56 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 Berkeley Lights.

Find out more about how you can short Berkeley Lights stock.

Berkeley Lights share dividends

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

Berkeley Lights overview

Berkeley Lights, Inc., a digital cell biology company that focuses on enabling and accelerating the rapid development and commercialization of biotherapeutics and other cell-based products. It offers an integrated platform, which comprise of proprietary consumables, including OptoSelect chips and reagent kits, automation systems, and application and workflow software. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Emeryville, California.

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