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GlaxoSmithKline plc is a drug manufacturers—general business based in the US. GlaxoSmithKline shares (GSK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GlaxoSmithKline employs 99,437 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$93.9 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, GlaxoSmithKline's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$36.18, which is 16.02% down on its pre-crash value of USD$43.08 and 15.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$31.43.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of GlaxoSmithKline shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$681.59 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$774.25.
|Latest market close||USD$36.18|
|52-week range||USD$31.43 - USD$48.25|
|50-day moving average||USD$38.5386|
|200-day moving average||USD$40.2939|
|Wall St. target price||USD$48.67|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.89 (5.03%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.992|
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|1 week (2020-10-13)||-2.72%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||-7.85%|
|3 months (2020-07-20)||-12.99%|
|6 months (2020-04-20)||-13.28%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||-14.93%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||-11.48%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-11.41%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||-12.10%|
Valuing GlaxoSmithKline stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of GlaxoSmithKline's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
GlaxoSmithKline's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, GlaxoSmithKline shares trade at around 11x 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.
GlaxoSmithKline's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.5717. 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 GlaxoSmithKline's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Gross profit TTM||USD$23 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.38%|
|Return on equity TTM||63.64%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$93.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 11.1 million GlaxoSmithKline shares held short by investors – that's known as GlaxoSmithKline's "short interest". This figure is 11.1% up from 10.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting GlaxoSmithKline shares can be evaluated.
GlaxoSmithKline's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GlaxoSmithKline shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GlaxoSmithKline shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). GlaxoSmithKline's SIR currently stands at 3.73. In other words for every 100,000 GlaxoSmithKline shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3730 shares are currently held short.
However GlaxoSmithKline's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GlaxoSmithKline shares, or, against the total number of tradable GlaxoSmithKline shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GlaxoSmithKline's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GlaxoSmithKline shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GlaxoSmithKline 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 GlaxoSmithKline.
Find out more about how you can short GlaxoSmithKline stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 67.56% of net profits
Recently GlaxoSmithKline has paid out, on average, around 67.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GlaxoSmithKline shareholders could enjoy a 5.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GlaxoSmithKline's case, that would currently equate to about $1.89 per share.
GlaxoSmithKline's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
GlaxoSmithKline's most recent dividend payout was on 8 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
GlaxoSmithKline's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 November 1991. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GlaxoSmithKline shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GlaxoSmithKline shares which in turn could have impacted GlaxoSmithKline's share price.
Over the last 12 months, GlaxoSmithKline's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.43 up to $48.25. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while GlaxoSmithKline's is 0.3411. This would suggest that GlaxoSmithKline's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
GlaxoSmithKline plc engages in the creation, discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products, vaccines, over-the-counter medicines, and health-related consumer products in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals R&D, Vaccines, and Consumer Healthcare. The company offers pharmaceutical products comprising medicines in the therapeutic areas, such as respiratory, HIV, immuno-inflammation, oncology, anti-viral, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterial, and dermatology. It also provides consumer healthcare products in wellness, oral health, nutrition, and skin health categories. The company offers its consumer healthcare products in the form of nasal sprays, tablets, syrups, lozenges, gum and trans-dermal patches, caplets, infant syrup drops, liquid filled suspension, wipes, gels, effervescents, toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, denture adhesives and cleansers, topical creams and non-medicated patches, lip balm, gummies, and soft chews. It has collaboration agreements with 23andMe; Merck KGaA; Lyell Immunopharma; CEPI; Innovax and Xiamen University; VBI; Viome; Sanofi SA; CureVac; and research collaboration with Sengenics focusing on immunology. GlaxoSmithKline plc was founded in 1715 and is headquartered in Brentford, the United Kingdom.
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