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How to buy Emergent BioSolutions (EBS) stock

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Emergent BioSolutions Inc

Emergent BioSolutions Inc is a drug manufacturers-specialty & generic business based in the US. Emergent BioSolutions shares (EBS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Emergent BioSolutions employs 2,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. 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.
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Emergent BioSolutions stock price (NYSE: EBS)

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Emergent BioSolutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$60.65
52-week range$55.07 - $137.61
50-day moving average $62.28
200-day moving average $80.86
Wall St. target price$92.17
PE ratio 8.9446
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.12

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Is it a good time to buy Emergent BioSolutions stock?

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Emergent BioSolutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.65 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -4.29%
3 months (2021-04-26) -5.22%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

Is Emergent BioSolutions under- or over-valued?

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

Emergent BioSolutions's P/E ratio

Emergent BioSolutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Emergent BioSolutions shares trade at around 9x 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.

Emergent BioSolutions's PEG ratio

Emergent BioSolutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.55. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Emergent BioSolutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Emergent BioSolutions's EBITDA

Emergent BioSolutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $711.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Emergent BioSolutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Emergent BioSolutions financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.26%
Gross profit TTM $857.6 million
Return on assets TTM 14.52%
Return on equity TTM 29.82%
Profit margin 22.7%
Book value $28.41
Market capitalisation $3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Emergent BioSolutions shares

There are currently 3.6 million Emergent BioSolutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Emergent BioSolutions's "short interest". This figure is 30.6% up from 2.7 million last month.

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

Emergent BioSolutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Emergent BioSolutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Emergent BioSolutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Emergent BioSolutions shares traded daily (recently around 838785.94847775). Emergent BioSolutions's SIR currently stands at 4.27. In other words for every 100,000 Emergent BioSolutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4270 shares are currently held short.

However Emergent BioSolutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Emergent BioSolutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Emergent BioSolutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Emergent BioSolutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Emergent BioSolutions shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0748% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Emergent BioSolutions 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 Emergent BioSolutions.

Find out more about how you can short Emergent BioSolutions stock.

Emergent BioSolutions share dividends

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

Emergent BioSolutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Emergent BioSolutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.07 up to $137.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EBS.US volatility(beta: 0.98)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Emergent BioSolutions's is 0.9799. This would suggest that Emergent BioSolutions's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Emergent BioSolutions overview

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. , a life sciences company, focuses on the provision of preparedness and response products and solutions for civilian and military populations that address accidental, deliberate, and naturally occurring public health threats (PHTs). The company's products address PHTs, which include chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives; emerging infectious diseases; travel health; and emerging health crises and acute/emergency care. It offers ACAM2000, a smallpox vaccine; BioThrax, an anthrax vaccine; Vaxchora, a cholera vaccine; and Vivotif, a typhoid vaccine. The company also provides NARCAN for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose; and Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion Kit, a medical device to remove or neutralize chemical warfare agents from the skin. In addition, it offers raxibacumab for the treatment and prophylaxis of inhalational anthrax; Anthrasil to treat inhalational anthrax; Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent for treating botulinum disease; vaccinia immune globulin intravenous that addresses complications from smallpox vaccination; and Trobigard a combination drug-device auto injector product candidate. Further, the company is developing COVID-EIG and COVID-HIG potential treatments to COVID-19 disease; and FLU-IGIV for the treatment of Influenza A infection in hospitalized patients.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Emergent BioSolutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.457% of Emergent BioSolutions shares are held by insiders and 85.571% by institutions.
How many people work for Emergent BioSolutions?
Latest data suggests 2,200 work at Emergent BioSolutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Emergent BioSolutions?
Emergent BioSolutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Emergent BioSolutions based?
Emergent BioSolutions's address is: 400 Professional Drive, Gaithersburg, MD, United States, 20879
What is Emergent BioSolutions's ISIN number?
Emergent BioSolutions's international securities identification number is: US29089Q1058
What is Emergent BioSolutions's CUSIP number?
Emergent BioSolutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 29089Q105

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