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How to buy Exagen stock | $14.87

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Exagen Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Exagen shares (XGN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Exagen employs 153 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$39.5 million.

How to buy shares in Exagen

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Exagen. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: XGN. 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 Exagen 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. At last close price of USD$14.87, 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 Exagen, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Exagen. 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.

Exagen share price

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Exagen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$14.87
52-week rangeUSD$10.29 - USD$29.858
50-day moving average USD$15.0011
200-day moving average USD$13.3201
Wall St. target priceUSD$23.75
PE ratio 0.3759
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-293.372

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Is it a good time to buy Exagen stock?

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Exagen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.87 from 2020-12-09

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Is Exagen under- or over-valued?

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

Exagen's P/E ratio

Exagen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Exagen shares trade at around 0x 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.

Exagen financials

Revenue TTM USD$39.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$21.6 million
Return on assets TTM -10.91%
Return on equity TTM -32.28%
Profit margin -42.11%
Book value $4.67
Market capitalisation USD$183.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Exagen shares

There are currently 127,417 Exagen shares held short by investors – that's known as Exagen's "short interest". This figure is 9.1% down from 140,213 last month.

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

Exagen's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Exagen's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Exagen shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Exagen shares traded daily (recently around 9609.125188537). Exagen's SIR currently stands at 13.26. In other words for every 100,000 Exagen shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13260 shares are currently held short.

However Exagen's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Exagen shares, or, against the total number of tradable Exagen shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Exagen's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Exagen shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0243% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Exagen shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Exagen.

Find out more about how you can short Exagen stock.

Exagen share dividends

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

Exagen overview

Exagen Inc. develops and commercializes various testing products based on its Cell-Bound Complement Activation Products technology under the AVISE brand in the United States. It enable rheumatologists to enhance care for patients through the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of complex autoimmune and autoimmune related diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Its lead testing product is AVISE CTD that enables differential diagnosis for patients presenting with symptoms indicative of various connective tissue diseases (CTDs) and other related diseases with overlapping symptoms. The company's products also comprise AVISE Lupus that measures activation of the complement system by quantifying the level of B-cell C4d and erythrocyte bound C4d in the patient's blood; and AVISE APS, which consists of a panel of eight autoantibody tests that aids in the diagnosis and management of APS. In addition, it provides AVISE SLE Prognostic, a ten-biomarker panel of autoantibodies for assessing the potential for complications affecting the kidney, brain, and cardiovascular system; AVISE Anti-CarP test, which identifies RA patients with severe disease requiring aggressive therapy, such as anti-TNF biologics; and AVISE PC4d that measures platelet- bound C4d. Further, the company offers AVISE SLE Monitor, a six-biomarker blood test; AVISE MTX, a patented and validated blood test that measures levels of MTXPG; and AVISE HCQ, a blood test designed to help rheumatologists objectively monitor levels of hydroxychloroquine. The company was formerly known as Exagen Diagnostics, Inc. and changed its name to Exagen Inc. in January 2019. Exagen Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Vista, California.

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