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How to buy Oncolytics Biotech stock | $3.29

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Oncolytics Biotech Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Oncolytics Biotech shares (ONCY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Oncolytics Biotech

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Oncolytics Biotech. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ONCY. 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 Oncolytics Biotech 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$3.29, 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 Oncolytics Biotech, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Oncolytics Biotech. 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.

Oncolytics Biotech share price

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Oncolytics Biotech shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$3.29
52-week rangeUSD$0.94 - USD$6.02
50-day moving average USD$2.3446
200-day moving average USD$2.0491
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.825

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Is it a good time to buy Oncolytics Biotech stock?

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Oncolytics Biotech price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.29 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) 31.08%
3 months (2020-10-19) N/A
6 months (2020-07-19) N/A
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Oncolytics Biotech financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM -64.52%
Return on equity TTM -266.79%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $0.402
Market capitalisation USD$170.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oncolytics Biotech shares

There are currently 1.9 million Oncolytics Biotech shares held short by investors – that's known as Oncolytics Biotech's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% up from 1.7 million last month.

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

Oncolytics Biotech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oncolytics Biotech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oncolytics Biotech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oncolytics Biotech shares traded daily (recently around 615536.97749196). Oncolytics Biotech's SIR currently stands at 3.11. In other words for every 100,000 Oncolytics Biotech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3110 shares are currently held short.

However Oncolytics Biotech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oncolytics Biotech shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oncolytics Biotech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oncolytics Biotech's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oncolytics Biotech shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0448% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oncolytics Biotech shares, roughly 45 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 Oncolytics Biotech.

Find out more about how you can short Oncolytics Biotech stock.

Oncolytics Biotech share dividends

We're not expecting Oncolytics Biotech to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Oncolytics Biotech's shares ever split?

Oncolytics Biotech's shares were split on a 10:95 basis on 25 May 2018. So if you had owned 95 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oncolytics Biotech shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 850% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oncolytics Biotech shares which in turn could have impacted Oncolytics Biotech's share price.

Oncolytics Biotech share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oncolytics Biotech's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.94 up to $6.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ONCY.US volatility(beta: 1.95)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 Oncolytics Biotech's is 1.9539. This would suggest that Oncolytics Biotech's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Oncolytics Biotech overview

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer. Its lead product is pelareorep, an immuno-oncology viral-agent for the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. The company has collaboration agreements with Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc. to co-develop pelareorep in combination with paclitaxel and avelumab, a human anti-PD-L1 antibody for the treatment of hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor 2-negative metastatic breast cancer; and PrECOG LLC. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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