How to buy ShockWave Medical stock - 12 April

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How to buy ShockWave Medical stock

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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 449 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$67.8 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. 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.

ShockWave Medical share price

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ShockWave Medical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$34.41 - USD$143.785
50-day moving average USD$116.7588
200-day moving average USD$101.9282
Wall St. target priceUSD$139.6
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-4.366

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Is it a good time to buy ShockWave Medical stock?

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ShockWave Medical financials

Revenue TTM USD$67.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$46.8 million
Return on assets TTM -16.29%
Return on equity TTM -31.41%
Profit margin -96.92%
Book value $6.506
Market capitalisation USD$4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ShockWave Medical shares

There are currently 2.3 million ShockWave Medical shares held short by investors – that's known as ShockWave Medical's "short interest". This figure is 13.7% up from 2.0 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 458988.69047619). ShockWave Medical's SIR currently stands at 5.04. In other words for every 100,000 ShockWave Medical shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5040 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 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ShockWave Medical shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1219% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ShockWave Medical shares, roughly 122 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 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 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ShockWave Medical's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.41 up to $143.785. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWAV.US volatility(beta: 1.22)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 ShockWave Medical's is 1.2199. This would suggest that ShockWave Medical's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ShockWave Medical overview

ShockWave Medical, Inc., a medical device company, engages in developing and commercializing intravascular lithotripsy technology to treat calcified plaque in patients with peripheral vascular, coronary vascular, and heart valve diseases worldwide. 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. ShockWave Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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