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How to buy Midatech Pharma stock

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Midatech Pharma plc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Midatech Pharma shares (MTP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Midatech Pharma employs 65 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$29.6 million.

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

Midatech Pharma share price

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Midatech Pharma shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$0.862 - USD$4.48
50-day moving average USD$2.4971
200-day moving average USD$2.0953
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.848

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Midatech Pharma financials

Gross profit TTM USD$-7,169,000
Return on assets TTM -32.28%
Return on equity TTM -151.13%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $1.012
Market capitalisation USD$29.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Midatech Pharma shares

There are currently 108,824 Midatech Pharma shares held short by investors – that's known as Midatech Pharma's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% up from 107,480 last month.

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

Midatech Pharma's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Midatech Pharma's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Midatech Pharma shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Midatech Pharma shares traded daily (recently around 640141.17647059). Midatech Pharma's SIR currently stands at 0.17. In other words for every 100,000 Midatech Pharma shares traded daily on the market, roughly 170 shares are currently held short.

However Midatech Pharma's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Midatech Pharma shares, or, against the total number of tradable Midatech Pharma shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Midatech Pharma's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Midatech Pharma shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Midatech Pharma shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Midatech Pharma.

Find out more about how you can short Midatech Pharma stock.

Midatech Pharma share dividends

We're not expecting Midatech Pharma to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Midatech Pharma's shares ever split?

Midatech Pharma's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 3 March 2020. So if you had owned 5 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 Midatech Pharma shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Midatech Pharma shares which in turn could have impacted Midatech Pharma's share price.

Midatech Pharma share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Midatech Pharma's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.862 up to $4.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTP.US volatility(beta: 1.7)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 Midatech Pharma's is 1.6957. This would suggest that Midatech Pharma's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Midatech Pharma overview

Midatech Pharma plc focuses on the research and development of oncology and rare disease products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. The company is developing MTD201, a long acting dose of Octreotide for the treatment of acromegaly and neuroendocrine tumors; and MTX110, a direct delivery treatment for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. It also offers drug delivery platforms, such as Q-Sphera, a microencapsulation and polymer-depot sustained release drug delivery platform; MidaSolve, an oligosaccharide nanotechnology used to solubilize drugs so that they can be administered in liquid form directly and locally into tumors; and MidaCore, a gold nanoparticle used for targeting sites of disease by using chemotherapeutic agents or immunotherapeutic agents. Midatech Pharma plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.

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