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How to buy Prothena Corporation stock

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Prothena Corporation plc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Prothena Corporation shares (PRTA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Prothena Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PRTA. 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 Prothena Corporation 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. 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 Prothena Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Prothena Corporation. 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.

Prothena Corporation share price

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Prothena Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$7.1 - USD$27.2
50-day moving average USD$15.2085
200-day moving average USD$12.7023
Wall St. target priceUSD$26.43
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.099

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Is it a good time to buy Prothena Corporation stock?

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Is Prothena Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Prothena Corporation's PEG ratio

Prothena Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8. 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 Prothena Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Prothena Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$853,000
Gross profit TTM USD$-74,031,000
Return on assets TTM -18.73%
Return on equity TTM -48.65%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $4.609
Market capitalisation USD$842.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Prothena Corporation shares

There are currently 674,360 Prothena Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Prothena Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% up from 646,215 last month.

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

Prothena Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Prothena Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prothena Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prothena Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 178402.11640212). Prothena Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.78. In other words for every 100,000 Prothena Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3780 shares are currently held short.

However Prothena Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prothena Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prothena Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prothena Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prothena Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0221% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prothena Corporation shares, roughly 22 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 Prothena Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Prothena Corporation stock.

Prothena Corporation share dividends

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

Prothena Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Prothena Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.1 up to $27.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRTA.US volatility(beta: 1.51)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 Prothena Corporation's is 1.5139. This would suggest that Prothena Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Prothena Corporation overview

Prothena Corporation plc, a clinical-stage neuroscience company, focuses on discovery and development of novel therapies for life-threatening diseases in the United States. The company is involved in developing PRX002/RG7935 that is in Phase II clinical trial for treating Parkinson's disease and other related synucleinopathies; and PRX004, an antibody that is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of ATTR amyloidosis. Its discovery-stage programs include Tau for treating Alzheimer's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, frontotemporal dementia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and other tauopathies; Aß, or Amyloid Beta, a protein for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease; TDP-43 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia; and other products for neurodegeneration. The company has a license, development, and commercialization agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. to develop and commercialize antibodies that target alpha-synuclein; and a collaboration agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb to develop antibodies. Prothena Corporation plc was founded in 2012 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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