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How to buy Diffusion Pharmaceuticals stock

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Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares (DFFN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals employs 10 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$109 million.

How to buy shares in Diffusion Pharmaceuticals

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

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals share price

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Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$0.25 - USD$1.85
50-day moving average USD$1.2126
200-day moving average USD$0.9371
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.75
PE ratio 70
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-4.973

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Is it a good time to buy Diffusion Pharmaceuticals stock?

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Is Diffusion Pharmaceuticals under- or over-valued?

Valuing Diffusion Pharmaceuticals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's P/E ratio

Diffusion 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 70x. In other words, Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares trade at around 70x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM -38.57%
Return on equity TTM -65.69%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $0.449
Market capitalisation USD$109 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares

There are currently 763,453 Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares held short by investors – that's known as Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's "short interest". This figure is 5.7% up from 722,129 last month.

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

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily (recently around 3.8 million). Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's SIR currently stands at 0.2. In other words for every 100,000 Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 200 shares are currently held short.

However Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares, or, against the total number of tradable Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares, roughly 12 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 Diffusion Pharmaceuticals.

Find out more about how you can short Diffusion Pharmaceuticals stock.

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals share dividends

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

Have Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's shares ever split?

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 14 December 2018. So if you had owned 15 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 Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares which in turn could have impacted Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's share price.

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.25 up to $1.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DFFN.US volatility(beta: 1.72)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 Diffusion Pharmaceuticals's is 1.7188. This would suggest that Diffusion 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).

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals overview

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company, develops treatments for life-threatening medical conditions. Its lead product candidate is transcrocetinate sodium, which is in Phase III trials for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM); Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of metastatic brain cancer; and Phase II trial for the treatment of acute stroke. The company is also developing RES-529, a PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway inhibitor, which has completed two Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration; and is in pre-clinical development stage for the treatment of oncology primarily GBM. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a cooperative research agreement with the University of Virginia Health and the Integrated Translational Research Institute of Virginia to evaluate the transcrocetinate sodium in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19 infection. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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