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How to buy Pfenex stock

Learn how to easily invest in Pfenex stock.

Pfenex Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Pfenex shares (PFNX) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pfenex employs 88 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PFNX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
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Pfenex stock price (NYSE MKT: PFNX)

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Pfenex shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-01.
52-week range$0.00 - $0.00
50-day moving average $12.73
200-day moving average $9.09
Wall St. target price$13.00
PE ratio 268.6667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.03

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Is it a good time to buy Pfenex stock?

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Is Pfenex under- or over-valued?

Valuing Pfenex stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Pfenex's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Pfenex's P/E ratio

Pfenex's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 269x. In other words, Pfenex shares trade at around 269x recent earnings.

Pfenex's EBITDA

Pfenex's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pfenex's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pfenex financials

Revenue TTM $41.1 million
Gross profit TTM $45.4 million
Return on assets TTM -4.95%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -14.1%
Book value $2.16
Market capitalisation $437.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pfenex shares

There are currently 539,032 Pfenex shares held short by investors – that's known as Pfenex's "short interest". This figure is 31.3% down from 785,072 last month.

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

Pfenex's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pfenex's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pfenex shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pfenex shares traded daily (recently around 579604.30107527). Pfenex's SIR currently stands at 0.93. In other words for every 100,000 Pfenex shares traded daily on the market, roughly 930 shares are currently held short.

However Pfenex's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pfenex shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pfenex shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pfenex's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pfenex shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0184% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pfenex shares, roughly 18 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 Pfenex.

Find out more about how you can short Pfenex stock.

Pfenex share dividends

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

Pfenex share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pfenex's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFNX.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Pfenex's is 1.3233. This would suggest that Pfenex's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Pfenex overview

Pfenex Inc. , a clinical-stage development and licensing biotechnology company, focuses on developing protein therapies for unmet patient needs. Its lead product candidate include PF708, a therapeutic equivalent drug candidate to Forteo (teriparatide) for the treatment of osteoporosis. The company also develops PF743, a recombinant crisantaspase; PF745, a recombinant crisantaspase with half-life extension technology; and PF810, a peptide based next generation therapeutic which is in preclinical development, as well as offers sparX-1 (PF753) and sparX-2 (PF754). In addition, it has license and supply agreements for CRM197, a non-toxic mutant of diphtheria toxin. Pfenex Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Pfenex in the news

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Pfenex is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.423% of Pfenex shares are held by insiders and 82.431% by institutions.
How many people work for Pfenex?
Latest data suggests 88 work at Pfenex.
When does the fiscal year end for Pfenex?
Pfenex's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Pfenex based?
Pfenex's address is: 10790 Roselle Street, San Diego, CA, United States, 92121
What is Pfenex's ISIN number?
Pfenex's international securities identification number is: US7170711045
What is Pfenex's CUSIP number?
Pfenex's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 717071104

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