How to buy BIOLASE stock - 04 March

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How to buy BIOLASE stock

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BIOLASE, Inc is a medical devices business based in the US. BIOLASE shares (BIOL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BIOLASE employs 157 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$24.4 million.

How to buy shares in BIOLASE

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

BIOLASE share price

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BIOLASE shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$0.211 - USD$1.51
50-day moving average USD$1.1118
200-day moving average USD$0.5132
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.88
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.977

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BIOLASE financials

Revenue TTM USD$24.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$14.3 million
Return on assets TTM -28.54%
Return on equity TTM -223.29%
Profit margin -58.4%
Book value $0.147
Market capitalisation USD$140.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BIOLASE shares

There are currently 9.0 million BIOLASE shares held short by investors – that's known as BIOLASE's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% up from 8.2 million last month.

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

BIOLASE's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BIOLASE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BIOLASE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BIOLASE shares traded daily (recently around 64.2 million). BIOLASE's SIR currently stands at 0.14. In other words for every 100,000 BIOLASE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 140 shares are currently held short.

However BIOLASE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BIOLASE shares, or, against the total number of tradable BIOLASE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BIOLASE's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BIOLASE shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0623% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BIOLASE shares, roughly 62 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 BIOLASE.

Find out more about how you can short BIOLASE stock.

BIOLASE share dividends

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

Have BIOLASE's shares ever split?

BIOLASE's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 11 May 2018. 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 BIOLASE shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BIOLASE shares which in turn could have impacted BIOLASE's share price.

BIOLASE share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BIOLASE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.211 up to $1.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BIOL.US volatility(beta: 1.75)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 BIOLASE's is 1.7519. This would suggest that BIOLASE's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BIOLASE overview

BIOLASE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems for dental practitioners and their patients in the United States and internationally. Its dental laser systems allow dentists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, and other dental specialists to perform a range of minimally invasive dental procedures, such as cosmetic, restorative, and complex surgical applications. The company offers Waterlase all-tissue dental laser systems for cutting soft and hard tissues; diode laser systems to perform soft tissue, hygiene, cosmetic procedures, and teeth whitening, as well as to provide temporary pain relief; and Epic Hygiene laser to manage non-surgical periodontitis and enhance clinical production. It also manufactures and sells consumable products and accessories for its laser systems, as well as markets flexible fibers and hand pieces, and teeth whitening gel kits. The company sells its products through its field sales force and distributor network. The company was formerly known as BIOLASE Technology, Inc. and changed its name to BIOLASE, Inc. in 2012. BIOLASE, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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