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Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares (IONS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ionis Pharmaceuticals employs 817 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$940.5 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ionis Pharmaceuticals's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$52.15, which is 13.79% down on its pre-crash value of USD$60.49 and 32.63% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$39.32.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$711.78 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$892.29.
|Latest market close||USD$52.15|
|52-week range||USD$39.32 - USD$66.22|
|50-day moving average||USD$49.9451|
|200-day moving average||USD$54.8851|
|Wall St. target price||USD$68.22|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.916|
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|1 week (2020-11-24)||4.22%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||11.08%|
|3 months (2020-09-01)||-3.91%|
|6 months (2020-06-01)||-8.25%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||-18.46%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||-10.53%|
|3 years (2017-12-01)||-8.40%|
|5 years (2015-12-01)||-15.72%|
Valuing Ionis Pharmaceuticals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ionis Pharmaceuticals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ionis 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 54x. In other words, Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares trade at around 54x 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.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$167.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ionis Pharmaceuticals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$940.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$654.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.87%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.1 million Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares held short by investors – that's known as Ionis Pharmaceuticals's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 7.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares can be evaluated.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily (recently around 992379.29354446). Ionis Pharmaceuticals's SIR currently stands at 8.21. In other words for every 100,000 Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8210 shares are currently held short.
However Ionis Pharmaceuticals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ionis Pharmaceuticals's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0694% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares, roughly 69 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 Ionis Pharmaceuticals.
Find out more about how you can short Ionis Pharmaceuticals stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ionis Pharmaceuticals.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 36.64
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ionis Pharmaceuticals's overall score of 36.64 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ionis Pharmaceuticals is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 5.18/100
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's environmental score of 5.18 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 26.17/100
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's social score of 26.17 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 13.29/100
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||36.64|
|Total ESG percentile||62.18|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
We're not expecting Ionis Pharmaceuticals to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Ionis Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.32 up to $66.22. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ionis Pharmaceuticals's is 1.4915. This would suggest that Ionis 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).
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discovers and develops RNA-targeted therapeutics in the United States. The company offers SPINRAZA for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in pediatric and adult patients; TEGSEDI, an injection for the treatment of polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults; and WAYLIVRA, a treatment for familial chylomicronemia syndrome and familial partial lipodystrophy. It is involved in developing neurology products that include Tominersen for Huntington's diseases; Tofersen for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); IONIS-MAPTRx for Alzheimer's diseases; IONIS-C9Rx for genetic from ALS; ION859 for Parkinson's disease; and IONIS-DNM2-2.5Rx for centronuclear myopathy. The company is also developing severe and rare disease products, such as AKCEA-TTR-LRx for transthyretin amyloidosis and IONIS-GHR-LRx for acromegaly; IONIS-PKK-LRx for hereditary angioedema; IONIS-TMPRSS6-LRx for beta-thalassemia and iron toxicity; IONIS-ENAC-2.5Rx for cystic fibrosis; and ION357 for retinitis pigmentosa. In addition, its cardio metabolic and renal drugs include AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx and AKCEA-APOCIII-LRx for cardiovascular diseases; AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx for cardio metabolic disorders; IONIS-GCGRRx for type 2 diabetes; IONIS-AGT-LRX for the treatment of resistant hyper tension; IONIS-FXI-LRx for clotting disorders; IONIS-AZ4-2.5-LRx for cardiovascular diseases; and ION839 for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Further, the company develops products for oncology that include IONIS-AR-2.5Rx and danvatirsen for cancers; IONIS-HBVRx and IONIS-HBV-LRx for hepatitis B virus infection; and IONIS-FB-LRx for compliment meditated disease. It has a collaboration agreement with Genuity Science, Inc. for the discovery and development of various therapeutics across a range of approximately 20 diseases. Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Carlsbad, California.
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