How to buy Sage Therapeutics stock - 18 April

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How to buy Sage Therapeutics stock

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Sage Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Sage Therapeutics shares (SAGE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sage Therapeutics employs 298 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Sage Therapeutics

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  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 Sage Therapeutics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SAGE. 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 Sage Therapeutics 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 Sage Therapeutics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sage Therapeutics. 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.

Sage Therapeutics share price

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Sage Therapeutics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$30.33 - USD$98.385
50-day moving average USD$76.8423
200-day moving average USD$77.2653
Wall St. target priceUSD$102.1
PE ratio 6.5394
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$11.43

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Is it a good time to buy Sage Therapeutics stock?

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Is Sage Therapeutics under- or over-valued?

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

Sage Therapeutics's P/E ratio

Sage Therapeutics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Sage Therapeutics shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Sage Therapeutics's PEG ratio

Sage Therapeutics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.74. 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 Sage Therapeutics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sage Therapeutics's EBITDA

Sage Therapeutics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$626.6 million.

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

Sage Therapeutics financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 56%
Gross profit TTM USD$820.9 million
Return on assets TTM 24.05%
Return on equity TTM 40.18%
Profit margin 54.4%
Book value $35.541
Market capitalisation USD$4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sage Therapeutics shares

There are currently 4.5 million Sage Therapeutics shares held short by investors – that's known as Sage Therapeutics's "short interest". This figure is 11.3% down from 5.1 million last month.

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

Sage Therapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sage Therapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sage Therapeutics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sage Therapeutics shares traded daily (recently around 493989.19213974). Sage Therapeutics's SIR currently stands at 9.16. In other words for every 100,000 Sage Therapeutics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9160 shares are currently held short.

However Sage Therapeutics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sage Therapeutics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sage Therapeutics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sage Therapeutics's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sage Therapeutics shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1028% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sage Therapeutics shares, roughly 103 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 Sage Therapeutics.

Find out more about how you can short Sage Therapeutics stock.

Sage Therapeutics share dividends

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

Sage Therapeutics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sage Therapeutics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.33 up to $98.385. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAGE.US volatility(beta: 2.01)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 Sage Therapeutics's is 2.0138. This would suggest that Sage Therapeutics's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Sage Therapeutics overview

Sage Therapeutics, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes medicines to treat central nervous system disorders. Its lead product candidate is ZULRESSO, an intravenous formulation of brexanolone for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) in adults. The company's product pipeline also includes zuranolone, a neuroactive steroid, which is in Phase III clinical trials for treating PPD, major depressive disorders, bipolar depression, and generalized anxiety disorders; and SAGE-324, a compound that is in Phase II clinical trial to treat essential tremors, as well as has completed Phase I clinical trial for epilepsy and Parkinson's diseases. In addition, its product pipeline comprises SAGE-718, an oxysterol-based positive allosteric modulator of the NMDA receptor, which has completed Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of depression, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, and neuropathic pain. Sage Therapeutics, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with Shionogi & Co.

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