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How to buy Gritstone Oncology stock | $2.87

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Gritstone Oncology, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Gritstone Oncology shares (GRTS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Gritstone Oncology employs 176 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 million.

How to buy shares in Gritstone Oncology

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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 Gritstone Oncology. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GRTS. 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 Gritstone Oncology 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$2.87, 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 Gritstone Oncology, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gritstone Oncology. 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.

Gritstone Oncology share price

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Gritstone Oncology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$2.87
52-week range USD$2.6 - USD$12.2
50-day moving average USD$2.9815
200-day moving average USD$5.0128
Wall St. target price USD$11.75
PE ratio 0.6044
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.208

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Is it a good time to buy Gritstone Oncology stock?

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Gritstone Oncology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.87 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -15.34%
1 month (2020-11-06) 11.67%
3 months (2020-09-04) 2.87
6 months (2020-06-05) -57.36%
1 year (2019-12-05) -65.91%
2 years (2018-12-04) -90.51%
3 years (2017-12-02) N/A
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

Is Gritstone Oncology under- or over-valued?

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

Gritstone Oncology's P/E ratio

Gritstone Oncology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Gritstone Oncology shares trade at around 1x 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.

Gritstone Oncology financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-78,531,000
Return on assets TTM -36.62%
Return on equity TTM -77.05%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $2.552
Market capitalisation USD$112.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gritstone Oncology shares

There are currently 2.3 million Gritstone Oncology shares held short by investors – that's known as Gritstone Oncology's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 2.4 million last month.

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

Gritstone Oncology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gritstone Oncology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gritstone Oncology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gritstone Oncology shares traded daily (recently around 401187.135506). Gritstone Oncology's SIR currently stands at 5.83. In other words for every 100,000 Gritstone Oncology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5830 shares are currently held short.

However Gritstone Oncology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gritstone Oncology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gritstone Oncology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gritstone Oncology's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gritstone Oncology shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0949% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gritstone Oncology shares, roughly 95 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Gritstone Oncology.

Find out more about how you can short Gritstone Oncology stock.

Gritstone Oncology share dividends

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

Gritstone Oncology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gritstone Oncology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.6 up to $12.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GRTS.US volatility(beta: 1.12)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 Gritstone Oncology's is 1.1151. This would suggest that Gritstone Oncology's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gritstone Oncology overview

Gritstone Oncology, Inc., an immuno-oncology company, engages in developing tumor-specific cancer immunotherapies to fight various cancer types. Its lead product candidate is GRANITE-001, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of solid tumors, including metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, as well as gastroesophageal, bladder and microsatellite stable, and colorectal cancers. Gritstone Oncology, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with bluebird bio, Inc. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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