BioNTech SE is a German biotechnology company headquartered in Mainz, Germany. Alongside Pfizer, it developed a COVID-19 vaccine now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use. Investors can back the company by purchasing American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol BNTX.
Friday, December 11: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use, with millions of doses expected to go out in the next few days.
Tuesday, December 8: Britain began vaccinations using the drug developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Wednesday, December 2: The UK becomes the first country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, with vaccine distribution expected for the following week.
Tuesday, December 1: Advisors to the Center for Disease Control recommended that the first doses of any COVID-19 vaccine should be given to health-care workers and workers in nursing homes and other care facilities, according to news reports.
Wednesday, November 18: Pfizer releases final data from its Phase 3 study and amends the efficacy rate of its vaccine, stating its vaccine is 95% effective in preventing COVID-19.
Monday, November 9: Pfizer announces the two-dose vaccine it’s developing with BioNTech is over 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.
How to buy shares in BioNTech
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On Nov. 9, Pfizer released a statement based on an early analysis of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine it’s developing with BioNTech. The company says its vaccine is 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients with no evidence of prior infection.
That said, the protection rate of the vaccine could change by the time its study ends. This is encouraging data — but it’s early data. And it hasn’t been peer-reviewed.
On December 2, the UK became the first country to officially approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The first round of vaccines is expected to roll out in the following weeks to front-line medical workers and residents of long-term care homes.
Pfizer is also preparing an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency-use approval. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has placed an order for 20 million doses of the vaccine, stating the vaccine will be deployed as soon as it’s approved by Health Canada.
In response to Pfizer’s announcement, the S&P 500 rose 2.8%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged by 1,092 points, Pfizer’s stock saw a 9% increase and BioNTech’s stock saw a 14% increase.
Pfizer expects to produce over 50 million doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021. A panel advising the Centers for Disease Control recommended December 1 that the first doses go to health-care workers and the staffs of nursing homes and care facilities.
How has coronavirus impacted BioNTech's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, BioNTech's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last close price was USD$101.59, which is 68.16% up on its pre-crash value of USD$32.35 and 262.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$28.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of BioNTech shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,695.28 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$3,356.53.
BioNTech share price
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Shorting BioNTech shares
There are currently 6.3 million BioNTech shares held short by investors – that's known as BioNTech's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% down from 7.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BioNTech shares can be evaluated.
BioNTech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
BioNTech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BioNTech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BioNTech shares traded daily (recently around 5.8 million). BioNTech's SIR currently stands at 1.09. In other words for every 100,000 BioNTech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1090 shares are currently held short.
However BioNTech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BioNTech shares, or, against the total number of tradable BioNTech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BioNTech's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BioNTech shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BioNTech shares, roughly 0 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 BioNTech.
We're not expecting BioNTech to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
BioNTech SE, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes immunotherapies for cancer and other infectious diseases. The company is involved in developing FixVac product candidates, including BNT111, which is in Phase I clinical trial for advance melanoma; BNT112 that is in Phase I/II trial for prostate cancer; BNT113, which is in Phase I trial to treat HPV+ head and neck cancers; BNT114 that is in Phase I clinical trial for triple negative breast cancer; BNT115 in a Phase I trial in ovarian cancer; and BNT116, which is in preclinical trail for non-small cell lung cancer. It also develops neo-antigen specific immunotherapies, such as RO7198457, which is in Phase II clinical trial for first-line melanoma, as well as in Phase I clinical trial to treat multiple solid tumors; mRNA intratumoral immunotherapy comprising SAR441000 that is in Phase I clinical trial for solid tumors; and BNT141 and BNT142 to treat multiple solid tumors. In addition, the company develops RiboCytokines, which include BNT151, BNT152, and BNT152 for multiple solid tumors; chimeric antigen receptor T cell immunotherapies, such as BNT211 to treat multiple solid tumors, and BNT212 for pancreatic and other cancers; and checkpoint immunomodulators consisting of GEN1046 and GEN1042, which are in Phase I/II a clinical trial to treat multiple solid tumors. Further, it develops MVT-5873, an IgG1 monoclonal antibody, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for pancreatic cancer; BNT411, small molecule immunomodulator product candidate for solid tumors; and infectious disease immunotherapies and rare disease protein replacement therapies. The company has collaborations with Genentech, Inc.; Sanofi S.A.; Genmab A/S; Genevant Sciences GmbH; Eli Lilly and Company; Bayer AG; Pfizer Inc.; Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and InstaDeep Ltd. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Mainz, Germany.
Frequently asked questions
Currently 1.184% of BioNTech shares are held by insiders and 10.51% by institutions.
Latest data suggests 1,800 work at BioNTech.
BioNTech's fiscal year ends in December.
BioNTech's address is: An der Goldgrube 12, Mainz, Germany, 55131
BioNTech's international securities identification number is: US09075V1026
BioNTech's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 09075V102
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