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Molecular Templates, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Molecular Templates shares (MTEM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Molecular Templates employs 228 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$21.5 million.

How to buy shares in Molecular Templates

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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 Molecular Templates. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MTEM. 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 Molecular Templates 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. At last close price of USD$9.48, 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 Molecular Templates, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Molecular Templates. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Molecular Templates's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Molecular Templates's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$9.48, which is 46.82% down on its pre-crash value of USD$17.825 and 4.01% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$9.86.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Molecular Templates shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$809.59 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$622.46.

Molecular Templates share price

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Molecular Templates shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$9.48
52-week range USD$7.51 - USD$19.1229
50-day moving average USD$10.1606
200-day moving average USD$12.3904
Wall St. target price USD$20.14
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.789

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Is it a good time to buy Molecular Templates stock?

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Molecular Templates price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.48 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-16) 9.48
1 month (2020-10-23) -1.96%
3 months (2020-08-24) -14.21%
6 months (2020-05-22) -41.12%
1 year (2019-11-22) -3.56%
2 years (2018-11-23) 106.54%
3 years (2017-11-24) 12.06%
5 years (2015-11-24) 144.96%

Molecular Templates financials

Revenue TTM USD$21.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-28,249,000
Return on assets TTM -43.48%
Return on equity TTM -134.37%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $1.69
Market capitalisation USD$454.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Molecular Templates shares

There are currently 1.9 million Molecular Templates shares held short by investors – that's known as Molecular Templates's "short interest". This figure is 14.3% up from 1.6 million last month.

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

Molecular Templates's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Molecular Templates's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Molecular Templates shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Molecular Templates shares traded daily (recently around 223178.32335329). Molecular Templates's SIR currently stands at 8.35. In other words for every 100,000 Molecular Templates shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8350 shares are currently held short.

However Molecular Templates's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Molecular Templates shares, or, against the total number of tradable Molecular Templates shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Molecular Templates's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Molecular Templates shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0863% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Molecular Templates shares, roughly 86 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 Molecular Templates.

Find out more about how you can short Molecular Templates stock.

Molecular Templates share dividends

We're not expecting Molecular Templates to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Molecular Templates's shares ever split?

Molecular Templates's shares were split on a 1:11 basis on 2 August 2017. So if you had owned 11 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 Molecular Templates shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1000% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Molecular Templates shares which in turn could have impacted Molecular Templates's share price.

Molecular Templates share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Molecular Templates's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.51 up to $19.1229. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTEM.US volatility(beta: 1.56)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 Molecular Templates's is 1.5614. This would suggest that Molecular Templates's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Molecular Templates overview

Molecular Templates, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of biologic therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Its proprietary drug platform technology is engineered toxin bodies. The company's lead drug candidate is MT-3724 that is in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of relapsed and refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; and Phase II clinical trial for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It also develops MT-4019, engineered toxin body targeting CD38; and TAK-169 targeting CD38. The company has an agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to develop CD38-targeted engineered toxin bodies for the treatment of patients with diseases, such as multiple myeloma; and a strategic research collaboration with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated to discover and develop novel targeted conditioning regimens to enhance the hematopoietic stem cell transplant process. Molecular Templates, Inc. is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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