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How to buy PPD (PPD) stock
Learn how to easily invest in PPD stock.
PPD, Inc is a drug manufacturers-specialty & generic business based in the US. PPD shares (PPD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PPD employs 27,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in PPD
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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 – PPD – 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.
PPD stock price (NASDAQ: PPD)Use our graph to track the performance of PPD stocks over time.
PPD shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$46.12|
|52-week range||$28.00 - $46.63|
|50-day moving average||$46.18|
|200-day moving average||$41.14|
|Wall St. target price||$47.27|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.54|
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PPD price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-16)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||0.04%|
|3 months (2021-04-27)||-0.36%|
|6 months (2021-01-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-23)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-23)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-23)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-23)||N/A|
Is PPD under- or over-valued?
Valuing PPD stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PPD's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PPD's P/E ratio
PPD's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 85x. In other words, PPD shares trade at around 85x 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.
PPD's PEG ratio
PPD's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7339. 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 PPD's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PPD's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $854.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PPD's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.4%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$16.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting PPD shares
There are currently 11.3 million PPD shares held short by investors – that's known as PPD's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 11.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PPD shares can be evaluated.
PPD's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
PPD's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PPD shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PPD shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). PPD's SIR currently stands at 7.48. In other words for every 100,000 PPD shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7480 shares are currently held short.
However PPD's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PPD shares, or, against the total number of tradable PPD shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PPD's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PPD shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0971% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PPD shares, roughly 97 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 PPD.
Find out more about how you can short PPD stock.
PPD share dividends
We're not expecting PPD to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
PPD, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides drug development services to the biopharmaceutical industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Clinical Development Services and Laboratory Services. It offers clinical development services, including product development and consulting, early development, Phases II-IV clinical trial management, accelerated enrollment, peri-and post-approval, and medical communications services. The company also provides laboratory services comprising bioanalytical, biomarker, vaccine science, good manufacturing practice, and central laboratory services. It serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and government organizations, as well as other industry participants. The company has a collaboration with Science 37 to design, build, test, implement, and execute digital trials using Science 37's DCT SaaS-based technology platform.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of PPD is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 22.555% of PPD shares are held by insiders and 78.851% by institutions. How many people work for PPD?
Latest data suggests 27,000 work at PPD. When does the fiscal year end for PPD?
PPD's fiscal year ends in December. Where is PPD based?
PPD's address is: 929 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC, United States, 28401-3331 What is PPD's ISIN number?
PPD's international securities identification number is: US69355F1021 What is PPD's CUSIP number?
PPD's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 69355F102
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