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ShockWave Medical, Inc is a medical devices business based in the US. ShockWave Medical shares (SWAV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ShockWave Medical employs 284 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$51.1 million.

How to buy shares in ShockWave Medical

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 ShockWave Medical. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SWAV. 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 ShockWave Medical 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. At last close price of USD$94.95, 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 ShockWave Medical, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ShockWave Medical. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted ShockWave Medical's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ShockWave Medical's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$94.95, which is 52.80% up on its pre-crash value of USD$44.82 and 331.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$22.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of ShockWave Medical shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$532.76 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$2,133.53.

ShockWave Medical share price

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ShockWave Medical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market close USD$94.95
52-week range USD$22.01 - USD$79.74
50-day moving average USD$71.6449
200-day moving average USD$52.2111
Wall St. target price USD$70.8
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-4.366

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Is it a good time to buy ShockWave Medical stock?

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ShockWave Medical price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $94.95 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 38.98%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) N/A
2 years (2018-11-27) N/A
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

ShockWave Medical financials

Revenue TTM USD$51.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$25.8 million
Return on assets TTM -18.83%
Return on equity TTM -35.41%
Profit margin -126.34%
Book value $7.23
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ShockWave Medical shares

There are currently 2.6 million ShockWave Medical shares held short by investors – that's known as ShockWave Medical's "short interest". This figure is 13% up from 2.3 million last month.

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

ShockWave Medical's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ShockWave Medical's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ShockWave Medical shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ShockWave Medical shares traded daily (recently around 611734.90566038). ShockWave Medical's SIR currently stands at 4.24. In other words for every 100,000 ShockWave Medical shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4240 shares are currently held short.

However ShockWave Medical's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ShockWave Medical shares, or, against the total number of tradable ShockWave Medical shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ShockWave Medical's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ShockWave Medical shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1431% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ShockWave Medical shares, roughly 143 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 ShockWave Medical.

Find out more about how you can short ShockWave Medical stock.

ShockWave Medical share dividends

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

ShockWave Medical overview

ShockWave Medical, Inc., a medical device company, develops and commercializes intravascular lithotripsy technology to treat calcified plaque in patients with peripheral vascular, coronary vascular, and heart valve diseases. The company offers M5 catheters for treating above-the-knee peripheral artery disease; C2 catheters for treating coronary artery disease; and S4 catheters for treating below-the-knee peripheral artery disease. It serves interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional radiologists through sales representatives and sales managers, and distributors. The company operates in the United States, Germany, rest of Europe, and internationally. ShockWave Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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