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How to buy Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (CPRX) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares (CPRX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals employs 74 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CPRX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock price (NASDAQ: CPRX)Use our graph to track the performance of CPRX stocks over time.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$5.50|
|52-week range||$2.88 - $6.22|
|50-day moving average||$5.67|
|200-day moving average||$4.68|
|Wall St. target price||$7.50|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.68|
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Is it a good time to buy Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock?
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Catalyst Pharmaceuticals price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-15)||-0.36%|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||-9.09%|
|3 months (2021-04-26)||19.31%|
|6 months (2021-01-22)||52.78%|
|1 year (2020-07-22)||12.02%|
|2 years (2019-07-22)||25.28%|
|3 years (2018-07-22)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-22)||618.02%|
Is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals under- or over-valued?
Valuing Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's P/E ratio
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $40.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals financials
|Revenue TTM||$120.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||33.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||$87.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||16.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||51.9%|
|Market capitalisation||$578.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares
There are currently 6.5 million Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares held short by investors – that's known as Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's "short interest". This figure is 30.2% down from 9.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares can be evaluated.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's SIR currently stands at 4.64. In other words for every 100,000 Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4640 shares are currently held short.
However Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares, or, against the total number of tradable Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0749% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Catalyst Pharmaceuticals 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 Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.
Find out more about how you can short Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals share dividends
We're not expecting Catalyst Pharmaceuticals to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.875 up to $6.22. 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 Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's is 1.2992. This would suggest that Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals overview
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating, chronic neuromuscular, and neurological diseases in the United States. It offers Firdapse, a proprietary form of amifampridine phosphate for the treatment of patients with lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) and myasthenia gravis; and Ruzurgi for the treatment of pediatric LEMS patients. The company also develops Firdapse for the treatment of anti-MuSK antibody positive myasthenia gravis, and spinal muscular atrophy type 3. It has license agreements with BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. ; and collaboration and license agreement with Endo Ventures Limited for the development and commercialization of generic Sabril tablets. The company was formerly known as Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the news
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals to Hold Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock underperforms Friday when compared to competitors
What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX) Shares?
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.006% of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders and 68.268% by institutions. How many people work for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals?
Latest data suggests 74 work at Catalyst Pharmaceuticals. When does the fiscal year end for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals?
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals based?
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's address is: 355 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL, United States, 33134 What is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's ISIN number?
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's international securities identification number is: US14888U1016 What is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's CUSIP number?
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 14888U101
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