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How to buy Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Novo Nordisk A/S stock.
Novo Nordisk A/S is a biotechnology business based in the US. Novo Nordisk A/S shares (NVO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Novo Nordisk A/S employs 45,157 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Novo Nordisk A/S
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NVO – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- NVO shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is NVO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short NVO shares?
- Are NVO shares over-valued?
- Novo Nordisk A/S's financials
- How volatile are NVO shares?
- Does Novo Nordisk A/S pay a dividend?
- Have NVO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Novo Nordisk A/S stock price (NYSE: NVO)Use our graph to track the performance of NVO stocks over time.
Novo Nordisk A/S shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$78.90|
|52-week range||$61.90 - $88.99|
|50-day moving average||$84.47|
|200-day moving average||$75.68|
|Wall St. target price||$83.96|
|Dividend yield||$9.1 (10.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.92|
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Novo Nordisk A/S price performance over time
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|1 month (2021-06-25)||-4.71%|
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Is Novo Nordisk A/S under- or over-valued?
Valuing Novo Nordisk A/S stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Novo Nordisk A/S's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Novo Nordisk A/S's P/E ratio
Novo Nordisk A/S's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Novo Nordisk A/S shares trade at around 30x 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.
Novo Nordisk A/S's PEG ratio
Novo Nordisk A/S's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.3176. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Novo Nordisk A/S's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Novo Nordisk A/S's EBITDA
Novo Nordisk A/S's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $57.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Novo Nordisk A/S's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Novo Nordisk A/S financials
|Revenue TTM||$126.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||$106 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||24.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||75.94%|
|Market capitalisation||$202.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Novo Nordisk A/S shares
There are currently 4.9 million Novo Nordisk A/S shares held short by investors – that's known as Novo Nordisk A/S's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% up from 4.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Novo Nordisk A/S shares can be evaluated.
Novo Nordisk A/S's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Novo Nordisk A/S's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Novo Nordisk A/S shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Novo Nordisk A/S shares traded daily (recently around 879576.114082). Novo Nordisk A/S's SIR currently stands at 5.61. In other words for every 100,000 Novo Nordisk A/S shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5610 shares are currently held short.
However Novo Nordisk A/S's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Novo Nordisk A/S shares, or, against the total number of tradable Novo Nordisk A/S shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Novo Nordisk A/S's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Novo Nordisk A/S shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.003% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Novo Nordisk A/S shares, roughly 3 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 Novo Nordisk A/S.
Find out more about how you can short Novo Nordisk A/S stock.
Novo Nordisk A/S share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 49.87% of net profits
Recently Novo Nordisk A/S has paid out, on average, around 49.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Novo Nordisk A/S shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Novo Nordisk A/S's case, that would currently equate to about $9.1 per share.
While Novo Nordisk A/S's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Novo Nordisk A/S may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Novo Nordisk A/S's most recent dividend payout was on 6 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Novo Nordisk A/S's shares ever split?
Novo Nordisk A/S's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 8 January 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Novo Nordisk A/S shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Novo Nordisk A/S shares which in turn could have impacted Novo Nordisk A/S's share price.
Novo Nordisk A/S share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Novo Nordisk A/S's shares have ranged in value from as little as $61.8967 up to $88.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Novo Nordisk A/S's is 0.2924. This would suggest that Novo Nordisk A/S's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Novo Nordisk A/S overview
Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Diabetes and Obesity care, and Biopharm. The Diabetes and Obesity care segment provides products in the areas of insulins, GLP-1 and related delivery systems, oral antidiabetic products, obesity, and other chronic diseases. The Biopharmaceuticals segment offers products in the areas of haemophilia, growth disorders, and hormone replacement therapy. The company collaboration agreements with Lund University to develop treatment for Parkinson's diseases; and bluebird bio, Inc. to develop genome editing treatments for children and adult patients. Novo Nordisk A/S also has a research collaboration with Lumen Bioscience, Inc.
Novo Nordisk A/S in the news
Why Is Novo Nordisk Buying a Rare-Disease Candidate?
The Daily Biotech Pulse: Acorda Spikes On Distribution Deal, Alzamend Soars On Data, Pfizer-BioNTech To Supply More Vaccine Doses, 3 IPOs
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Novo Nordisk A/S is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.009% of Novo Nordisk A/S shares are held by insiders and 7.672% by institutions. How many people work for Novo Nordisk A/S?
Latest data suggests 45,157 work at Novo Nordisk A/S. When does the fiscal year end for Novo Nordisk A/S?
Novo Nordisk A/S's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Novo Nordisk A/S based?
Novo Nordisk A/S's address is: Novo Allé 1, Bagsvaerd, Denmark, 2880 What is Novo Nordisk A/S's ISIN number?
Novo Nordisk A/S's international securities identification number is: US6701002056 What is Novo Nordisk A/S's CUSIP number?
Novo Nordisk A/S's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 670100205
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