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How to buy La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company stock | $3.98

Learn how to easily invest in La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company stock.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company is a biotechnology business based in the US. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares (LJPC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company employs 59 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company stock price (NASDAQ: LJPC)

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$3.98
52-week range$3.35 - $7.85
50-day moving average $4.08
200-day moving average $4.14
Wall St. target price$4.50
PE ratio 41.3402
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.10

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.98 from 2021-10-14

1 week (2021-10-08) -0.75%
1 month (2021-09-16) -2.45%
3 months (2021-07-16) 5.57%
6 months (2021-04-16) -2.21%
1 year (2020-10-16) -2.69%
2 years (2019-10-16) -52.45%
3 years (2018-10-16) 17.36
5 years (2016-10-14) 18.48

Is La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company under- or over-valued?

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

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's P/E ratio

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares trade at around 41x 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.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's EBITDA

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company financials

Revenue TTM $70.2 million
Operating margin TTM 21.08%
Gross profit TTM $28.1 million
Return on assets TTM 8.92%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 4.15%
Book value $-0.61
Market capitalisation $110.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares

There are currently 1.4 million La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares held short by investors – that's known as La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares can be evaluated.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares traded daily (recently around 96203.806934058). La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's SIR currently stands at 14.71. In other words for every 100,000 La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14710 shares are currently held short.

However La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.1036% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares, roughly 104 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 La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company share dividends

We're not expecting La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's shares ever split?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's shares were split on a 1:50 basis on 13 January 2014. So if you had owned 50 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares which in turn could have impacted La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's share price.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.35 up to $7.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LJPC.US volatility(beta: 2.38)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 La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's is 2.3804. This would suggest that La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company overview

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company engages in the development and commercialization of therapies that improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. The company offers GIAPREZA, a vasoconstrictor indicated to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock; and XERAVA, a tetracycline class antibacterial indicated for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in patients 18 years of age and older. It offers GIAPREZA and XERAVA to hospitals and other healthcare organizations in the United States. Its product candidates that are in early stage clinical or preclinical development include TP-6076, an IV formulation of a fully synthetic fluorocycline derivative for the treatment of certain multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria; TP-271, an IV and oral formulation of a fully synthetic fluorocycline for the treatment of respiratory disease caused by bacterial biothreat and antibiotic-resistant public health pathogens, as well as bacterial pathogens associated with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia; and TP-2846, an IV formulation of a tetracycline for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. The company was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.679% of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company shares are held by insiders and 70.113% by institutions.
How many people work for La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company?
Latest data suggests 59 work at La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.
When does the fiscal year end for La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company?
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company based?
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's address is: 4747 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA, United States, 92121
What is La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's ISIN number?
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's international securities identification number is: US5034596040
What is La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's CUSIP number?
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 503459505

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