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NanoString Technologies, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. NanoString Technologies shares (NSTG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NanoString Technologies employs 551 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$118 million.

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  3. Search for NanoString Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NSTG. 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 NanoString Technologies 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$45.79, 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 NanoString Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NanoString Technologies. 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.

NanoString Technologies share price

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NanoString Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$45.79
52-week range USD$13.85 - USD$49.77
50-day moving average USD$40.7734
200-day moving average USD$37.2941
Wall St. target price USD$45.67
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.504

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NanoString Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.79 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -4.78%
1 month (2020-10-23) 26.77%
3 months (2020-08-25) 14.25%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) 78.94%
2 years (2018-11-23) 172.24%
3 years (2017-11-24) 455.03%
5 years (2015-11-25) 196.18%

NanoString Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$118 million
Gross profit TTM USD$81.5 million
Return on assets TTM -20.71%
Return on equity TTM -72.02%
Profit margin -53.47%
Book value $2.679
Market capitalisation USD$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NanoString Technologies shares

There are currently 3.6 million NanoString Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as NanoString Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% up from 3.3 million last month.

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

NanoString Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NanoString Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NanoString Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NanoString Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 916598.23232323). NanoString Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.96. In other words for every 100,000 NanoString Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3960 shares are currently held short.

However NanoString Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NanoString Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable NanoString Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NanoString Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NanoString Technologies shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1014% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NanoString Technologies shares, roughly 101 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 NanoString Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short NanoString Technologies stock.

NanoString Technologies share dividends

We're not expecting NanoString Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

NanoString Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NanoString Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.85 up to $49.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NSTG.US volatility(beta: 1.57)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 NanoString Technologies's is 1.5699. This would suggest that NanoString Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NanoString Technologies overview

NanoString Technologies, Inc. provides life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products worldwide. The company offers nCounter Analysis System, an automated, multi-application, digital detection, and counting system. It provides nCounter MAX and FLEX systems that include Prep Station, an automated liquid handling component that processes and prepares samples for data collection; and nCounter Digital Analyzer, which collects data from samples by taking images of the immobilized fluorescent reporters in the sample cartridge and processing the data into output files. The company also offers nCounter SPRINT Profiler, an instrument that provides liquid handling steps and the digital analysis through use of a microfluidic cartridge; and nSolver Analysis Software, a data analysis program that enables researchers to check, normalize, and analyze their data. In addition, it provides custom CodeSets; and pan cancer and 360 gene expression, CAR-T characterization, neuropathology and neuro-inflammation gene expression, autoimmune disease gene expression, miRNA expression, human organ transplant, human and mouse metabolic pathway, and human and mouse fibrosis panels. Further, the company offers nCounter based reagents that allow users to design customized assays; Master Kits, such as ancillary reagents and plasticware to setup and process samples in the nCounter Prep Station and nCounter Digital Analyzer; and Prosigna molecular diagnostic test kits. The company is also developing GeoMx DSP system to enable the field of spatial genomics; and Hyb & Seq molecular profiling system to determine and analyze gene sequences within biological samples. It has collaboration with Celgene Corporation; Merck & Co., Inc.; Medivation, Inc.; Astellas Pharma, Inc.; and Oregon Health & Science University for the development of novel GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler protein assays to spatially profile breast cancer. NanoString Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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