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How to buy Krystal Biotech stock

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Krystal Biotech, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Krystal Biotech shares (KRYS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Krystal Biotech employs 51 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$960.6 million.

How to buy shares in Krystal Biotech

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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 Krystal Biotech. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KRYS. 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 Krystal Biotech 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. 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 Krystal Biotech, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Krystal Biotech. 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.

Krystal Biotech share price

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Krystal Biotech shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$36.37 - USD$66.85
50-day moving average USD$45.9903
200-day moving average USD$46.111
Wall St. target price USD$81.22
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.199

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Krystal Biotech financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM -5.83%
Return on equity TTM -8.58%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $15.749
Market capitalisation USD$960.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Krystal Biotech shares

There are currently 1.8 million Krystal Biotech shares held short by investors – that's known as Krystal Biotech's "short interest". This figure is 8.5% up from 1.7 million last month.

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

Krystal Biotech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Krystal Biotech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Krystal Biotech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Krystal Biotech shares traded daily (recently around 130102.53623188). Krystal Biotech's SIR currently stands at 13.8. In other words for every 100,000 Krystal Biotech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13800 shares are currently held short.

However Krystal Biotech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Krystal Biotech shares, or, against the total number of tradable Krystal Biotech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Krystal Biotech's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Krystal Biotech shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1205% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Krystal Biotech shares, roughly 121 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 Krystal Biotech.

Find out more about how you can short Krystal Biotech stock.

Krystal Biotech share dividends

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

Krystal Biotech share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Krystal Biotech's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.37 up to $66.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KRYS.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Krystal Biotech's is 1.0847. This would suggest that Krystal Biotech'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).

Krystal Biotech overview

Krystal Biotech, Inc., a gene therapy company, develops and commercializes medicines for patients suffering from skin diseases in the United States. The company's lead product candidate is beremagene geperpavec (B-VEC), which has completed Phase I/II clinical study to treat dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. It is also involved in developing KB105 that is in Phase I/II clinical study for treating patients with deficient autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis; KB301, which is in preclinical stage for treating aesthetic skin conditions; KB104 that is in preclinical stage for the treatment of Netherton Syndrome; and KB5xx for treating chronic skin diseases, which is in discovery stage. The company was formerly known as Krystal Biotech, LLC and changed its name to Krystal Biotech, Inc. in March 2017. Krystal Biotech, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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