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How to buy Origin Agritech stock | $16

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Origin Agritech Limited is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. Origin Agritech shares (SEED) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Origin Agritech employs 47 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$80.2 million.

How to buy shares in Origin Agritech

  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 Origin Agritech. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SEED. 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 Origin Agritech 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$16, 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 Origin Agritech, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Origin Agritech. 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.

Origin Agritech share price

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Origin Agritech shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$16
52-week rangeUSD$2.76 - USD$18.54
50-day moving average USD$11.8409
200-day moving average USD$10.2818
Wall St. target priceUSD$5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.955

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Is it a good time to buy Origin Agritech stock?

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Origin Agritech price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16 from 2021-01-11

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Origin Agritech financials

Gross profit TTM USD$-12,830,000
Return on assets TTM -11.85%
Return on equity TTM -371.99%
Profit margin -117.85%
Book value $5.761
Market capitalisation USD$80.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Origin Agritech shares

There are currently 79,668 Origin Agritech shares held short by investors – that's known as Origin Agritech's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% up from 72,371 last month.

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

Origin Agritech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Origin Agritech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Origin Agritech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Origin Agritech shares traded daily (recently around 38673.786407767). Origin Agritech's SIR currently stands at 2.06. In other words for every 100,000 Origin Agritech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2060 shares are currently held short.

However Origin Agritech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Origin Agritech shares, or, against the total number of tradable Origin Agritech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Origin Agritech's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Origin Agritech shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0245% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Origin Agritech shares, roughly 25 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 Origin Agritech.

Find out more about how you can short Origin Agritech stock.

Origin Agritech share dividends

We're not expecting Origin Agritech to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Origin Agritech's shares ever split?

Origin Agritech's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 10 July 2018. So if you had owned 10 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 Origin Agritech shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Origin Agritech shares which in turn could have impacted Origin Agritech's share price.

Origin Agritech share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Origin Agritech's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.76 up to $18.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SEED.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Origin Agritech's is 1.1113. This would suggest that Origin Agritech's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Origin Agritech overview

Origin Agritech Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates an agricultural biotechnology and an e-commerce platform primarily in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement activities. It develops, produces, and distributes hybrid crop seeds, as well as hybrid seed technology. The company also operates an e-commerce platform, which delivers agricultural products comprising agricultural seed products, other agricultural inputs, foods, household products, and other consumer products to farmers through online and mobile ordering. Origin Agritech Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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