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How to buy Takeda Pharmaceutical Company stock | $18.53

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a drug manufacturers—specialty & generic business based in the US. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares (TAK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company employs 47,495 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$58.7 billion.

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  3. Search for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TAK. 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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company 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$18.53, 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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. 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.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company share price

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$18.53
52-week rangeUSD$12.43 - USD$20.93
50-day moving average USD$18.5511
200-day moving average USD$17.6889
Wall St. target priceUSD$23.52
PE ratio 50.9458
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (4.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.8115

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Is it a good time to buy Takeda Pharmaceutical Company stock?

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.53 from 2020-09-25

1 week (2020-09-24) 18.53
1 month (2020-09-01) -0.11%
3 months (2020-07-01) 5.05%
6 months (2020-04-01) 25.37%
1 year (2019-10-01) 6.86%
2 years (2018-10-01) -10.57%
3 years (2017-09-29) -33.08%
5 years (2015-10-01) -15.43%

Is Takeda Pharmaceutical Company under- or over-valued?

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

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's P/E ratio

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

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

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's PEG ratio

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1991. 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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2,201.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.45%
Return on equity TTM 2.5%
Profit margin 3.69%
Book value $12.5505
Market capitalisation USD$58.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares

There are currently 2.8 million Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 2.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares can be evaluated.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares traded daily (recently around 902097.07792208). Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's SIR currently stands at 3.08. In other words for every 100,000 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3080 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Takeda Pharmaceutical Company stock.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 234.59% of net profits

Recently Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has paid out, on average, around 234.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Takeda Pharmaceutical Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2009. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.43 up to $20.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TAK.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's is 1.1301. This would suggest that Takeda Pharmaceutical Company'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).

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company overview

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited engages in the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceutical products, over-the-counter medicines and quasi-drug consumer products, and other healthcare products. It offers pharmaceutical products in the areas of gastroenterology; oncology; neuroscience; and rare diseases, such as rare metabolic and hematology, and heredity angioedema, as well as plasma-derived therapies and vaccines. The company provides its products under the ENTYVIO, GATTEX/REVESTIVE, ALOFISEL, NATPARA, ADYNOVATE/ADYNOVI, TAKHZYRO, ELAPRASE, VPRIV, GAMMAGARD LIQUID/KIOVIG, HYQVIA, CUVITRU, ALBUMIN/FLEXBUMIN, NINLARO, and ALUNBRIG brands. It operates in Japan, the United States, Europe and Canada, Russia/CIS, Latin America, rest of Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and Africa. The company has licensing agreements with TESARO, Inc., Denali Therapeutics, and Wave Life Sciences Ltd; collaboration agreements with Rani Therapeutics LLC, Novimmune S.A., AB Biosciences Inc., Sosei Group Corporation, and LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc.; strategic collaboration with Prometheus Biosciences, Inc; a license and research agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; a research collaboration agreements with Enzyre BV and Cerevance; a collaboration agreement with Artisan Bio, Inc.; and a multi-target rare disease collaboration with Evox Therapeutics Ltd., as well as licensing agreement with ProThera Biologics Inc. It also has a corporate strategic research alliance with Egle Therapeutics SAS to uncover novel tumor-specific regulatory t-cell targets and develop unique anti-suppressor-based immunotherapies; a strategic partnership with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. to develop and commercialize therapies for psychiatric disorders; and Carmine Therapeutics to discover, develop, and commercialize transformative non-viral gene therapies for two rare diseases. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited was founded in 1781 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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