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How to buy Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Ionis Pharmaceuticals stock.
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 757 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Ionis Pharmaceuticals
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – IONS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- 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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What's in this guide?
- IONS shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is IONS stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short IONS shares?
- Is IONS suitable for ethical investing?
- Are IONS shares over-valued?
- Ionis Pharmaceuticals's financials
- How volatile are IONS shares?
- Does Ionis Pharmaceuticals pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Ionis Pharmaceuticals stock price (NASDAQ: IONS)Use our graph to track the performance of IONS stocks over time.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$37.25|
|52-week range||$34.43 - $64.37|
|50-day moving average||$37.48|
|200-day moving average||$46.35|
|Wall St. target price||$57.83|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.52|
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Ionis Pharmaceuticals price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-14)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||-4.32%|
|3 months (2021-04-21)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-01-21)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-21)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-21)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-21)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-21)||N/A|
Is Ionis Pharmaceuticals under- or over-valued?
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 PEG ratio
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 25.7033. 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 Ionis Pharmaceuticals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $128.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ionis Pharmaceuticals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals financials
|Revenue TTM||$707.5 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$182.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||-46.8%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares
There are currently 9.0 million Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares held short by investors – that's known as Ionis Pharmaceuticals's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% up from 9.0 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)
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 1.6 million). Ionis Pharmaceuticals's SIR currently stands at 5.57. In other words for every 100,000 Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5570 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 0.0672% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares, roughly 67 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.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's environmental, social and governance track record
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.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's total ESG risk score
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 12/31/2018) 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.).
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's environmental score
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.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's social score
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.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's governance score
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.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||36.64|
|Total ESG percentile||62.18|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
Ionis Pharmaceuticals share dividends
We're not expecting Ionis Pharmaceuticals to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ionis Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.43 up to $64.37. 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 1.0865. This would suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals'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).
Ionis Pharmaceuticals overview
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 form of ALS; ION859 for Parkinson's disease; ION464 for multiple system atrophy and Parkinson's disease; ION541 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; and IONIS-DNM2-2. 5Rx for centronuclear myopathy. The company is also developing products for cardiometabolic disease, such as IONIS-TTR-LRx for transthyretin amyloidosis and IONIS-GHR-LRx for acromegaly; IONIS-APOCIII-LRx for familial chylomicronemia syndrome and TG- driven diseases; IONIS-APOCIII-LRx for treatment resistant hypertension; Pelacarsen for Lp(a)cardiovascular disease risk reduction; Vupanorsen for sHTG/CVDRR; IONIS-FXI-LRx for clotting disorders; ION449 for cardiovascular diseases; and IONIS-GCGRRx for diabetics. In addition, it develops IONIS-ENAC-2.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Ionis Pharmaceuticals is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.081% of Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders and 88.507% by institutions. How many people work for Ionis Pharmaceuticals?
Latest data suggests 757 work at Ionis Pharmaceuticals. When does the fiscal year end for Ionis Pharmaceuticals?
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Ionis Pharmaceuticals based?
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's address is: 2855 Gazelle Court, Carlsbad, CA, United States, 92010 What is Ionis Pharmaceuticals's ISIN number?
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's international securities identification number is: US4622221004 What is Ionis Pharmaceuticals's CUSIP number?
Ionis Pharmaceuticals's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 462222100
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