How to buy SWK Holdings Corporation stock - 07 March

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How to buy SWK Holdings Corporation stock

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SWK Holdings Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. SWK Holdings Corporation shares (SWKH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SWK Holdings Corporation employs 32 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$33.1 million.

How to buy shares in SWK Holdings Corporation

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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 SWK Holdings Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SWKH. 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 SWK Holdings 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 SWK Holdings Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SWK Holdings 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.

SWK Holdings Corporation share price

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SWK Holdings Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$7.2931 - USD$15.35
50-day moving average USD$14.0188
200-day moving average USD$14.2149
Wall St. target priceUSD$23
PE ratio 19.8197
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.721

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Is it a good time to buy SWK Holdings Corporation stock?

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Is SWK Holdings Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

SWK Holdings Corporation's P/E ratio

SWK Holdings Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, SWK Holdings Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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.

SWK Holdings Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$33.1 million
Operating margin TTM 13.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$27 million
Return on assets TTM 3.7%
Return on equity TTM 4.03%
Profit margin 28.2%
Book value $18.44
Market capitalisation USD$182.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SWK Holdings Corporation shares

There are currently 52,776 SWK Holdings Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SWK Holdings Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% up from 45,378 last month.

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

SWK Holdings Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SWK Holdings Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SWK Holdings Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SWK Holdings Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 9846.2686567164). SWK Holdings Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.36. In other words for every 100,000 SWK Holdings Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5360 shares are currently held short.

However SWK Holdings Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SWK Holdings Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SWK Holdings Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SWK Holdings Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SWK Holdings Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0151% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SWK Holdings Corporation shares, roughly 15 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 SWK Holdings Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short SWK Holdings Corporation stock.

SWK Holdings Corporation share dividends

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

Have SWK Holdings Corporation's shares ever split?

SWK Holdings Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 7 October 2015. 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 SWK Holdings Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for SWK Holdings Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SWK Holdings Corporation's share price.

SWK Holdings Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SWK Holdings Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.2931 up to $15.35. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while SWK Holdings Corporation's is 0.1499. This would suggest that SWK Holdings Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SWK Holdings Corporation overview

SWK Holdings Corporation, a specialized finance company, focuses on the healthcare sector. The company operates through two segments, Finance Receivables and Pharmaceutical Development. It provides customized financing solutions to a range of life science companies, including companies in the biotechnology, medical device, medical diagnostics and related tools, animal health, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as institutions and inventors. The company, through its subsidiary, SWK Advisors LLC, offers non-discretionary investment advisory services to institutional clients in separately managed accounts to invest in life science finance. The company also engages in the pharmaceutical development, formulation and manufacturing, and licensing business through the Peptelligence platform. Its product pipeline includes Ovarest, an oral leuprolide tablet to treat endometriosis; and Tobrate, an oral tobramycin tablet for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. The company was formerly known as Kana Software, Inc. and changed its name to SWK Holdings Corporation in December 2009. SWK Holdings Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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