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How to buy Protalix BioTherapeutics stock | $3.63

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Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Protalix BioTherapeutics shares (PLX) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Protalix BioTherapeutics employs 196 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$61.2 million.

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Protalix BioTherapeutics share price

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Protalix BioTherapeutics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$3.63
52-week rangeUSD$2.0362 - USD$4.87
50-day moving average USD$3.6073
200-day moving average USD$3.6283
Wall St. target priceUSD$13
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.174

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Protalix BioTherapeutics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.63 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-07) -1.89%
1 month (2020-12-16) -5.22%
3 months (2020-10-16) -0.27%
6 months (2020-07-16) 7.08%
1 year (2020-01-16) 3.63
2 years (2019-01-16) 811.83%
3 years (2018-01-16) 395.36%
5 years (2016-01-15) 342.68%

Is Protalix BioTherapeutics under- or over-valued?

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

Protalix BioTherapeutics's EBITDA

Protalix BioTherapeutics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.5 million.

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

Protalix BioTherapeutics financials

Revenue TTM USD$61.2 million
Operating margin TTM 3.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$43.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.05%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -10.84%
Book value $-0.455
Market capitalisation USD$119.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Protalix BioTherapeutics shares

There are currently 283,425 Protalix BioTherapeutics shares held short by investors – that's known as Protalix BioTherapeutics's "short interest". This figure is 115.8% up from 131,336 last month.

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

Protalix BioTherapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Protalix BioTherapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Protalix BioTherapeutics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Protalix BioTherapeutics shares traded daily (recently around 168705.35714286). Protalix BioTherapeutics's SIR currently stands at 1.68. In other words for every 100,000 Protalix BioTherapeutics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1680 shares are currently held short.

However Protalix BioTherapeutics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Protalix BioTherapeutics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Protalix BioTherapeutics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Protalix BioTherapeutics's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Protalix BioTherapeutics shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0086% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Protalix BioTherapeutics shares, roughly 9 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 Protalix BioTherapeutics.

Find out more about how you can short Protalix BioTherapeutics stock.

Protalix BioTherapeutics share dividends

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

Have Protalix BioTherapeutics's shares ever split?

Protalix BioTherapeutics's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 20 December 2019. 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 Protalix BioTherapeutics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Protalix BioTherapeutics shares which in turn could have impacted Protalix BioTherapeutics's share price.

Protalix BioTherapeutics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Protalix BioTherapeutics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.0362 up to $4.87. 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 MKT average) beta is 1, while Protalix BioTherapeutics's is 2.8787. This would suggest that Protalix BioTherapeutics's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Protalix BioTherapeutics overview

Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on its proprietary ProCellEx plant cell-based protein expression system in Israel, Brazil, rest of Latin America, and internationally. The company offers Elelyso, a plant cell expressed recombinant glucocerebrosidase enzyme for the treatment of Gaucher disease. Its product pipeline comprises PRX-102, a therapeutic protein candidate, which is in phase III clinical trials for the treatment of Fabry diseases; OPRX-106, an orally-delivered protein product candidate for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as completed Phase IIa clinical trial for ulcerative colitis patients; PRX-110, a proprietary plant cell recombinant form of human deoxyribonuclease I that has completed phase IIa clinical trials for the treatment of cystic fibrosis; and PRX-115, a plant cell-expressed recombinant PEGylated Uricase for the treatment of gout. The company has agreements and partnerships with Pfizer; Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz); and Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Karmiel, Israel.

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