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How to buy Zai Lab stock

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Zai Lab Limited is a biotechnology business based in the US. Zai Lab shares (ZLAB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Zai Lab employs 859 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$28.8 million.

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

Zai Lab share price

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Zai Lab shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$43.06 - USD$193.54
50-day moving average USD$168.2924
200-day moving average USD$112.1543
Wall St. target priceUSD$155.52
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.116

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Zai Lab financials

Revenue TTM USD$28.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$9.2 million
Return on assets TTM -31.12%
Return on equity TTM -55.99%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $6.216
Market capitalisation USD$14.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zai Lab shares

There are currently 1.6 million Zai Lab shares held short by investors – that's known as Zai Lab's "short interest". This figure is 20% down from 2.0 million last month.

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

Zai Lab's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zai Lab's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zai Lab shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zai Lab shares traded daily (recently around 411448.0620155). Zai Lab's SIR currently stands at 3.87. In other words for every 100,000 Zai Lab shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3870 shares are currently held short.

However Zai Lab's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zai Lab shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zai Lab shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zai Lab's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zai Lab shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zai Lab 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 Zai Lab.

Find out more about how you can short Zai Lab stock.

Zai Lab share dividends

We're not expecting Zai Lab to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Zai Lab share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zai Lab's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.06 up to $193.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZLAB.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 Zai Lab's is 1.1606. This would suggest that Zai Lab'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).

Zai Lab overview

Zai Lab Limited, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering or licensing, developing, and commercializing proprietary therapeutics that address medical needs in the fields of oncology, autoimmune, and infectious diseases in China. The company offers Niraparib, an oral small molecule poly ADP ribose polymerase 1/2 inhibitor for the treatment of multiple solid tumors, including ovarian and other types of lung cancer; and Optune, a cancer therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. It also develops Ripretinib, a switch control inhibitor for the treatment of KIT and/or PDGFRa-driven cancers, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors, systemic mastocytosis, and other cancers; REGN1979 for the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma; Margetuximab an immune-optimized anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of breast and gastric cancers; and INCMGA0012, an investigational monoclonal antibody for the treatment of MSI-high endometrial cancer. In addition, the company develops Bemarituzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of gastric and gastroesophageal cancers; Omadacycline, an antibiotic to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure, and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia infections; and Durlobactam for the treatment of acinetobacter baumannii bacterial infections. Zai Lab Limited has license and collaboration agreements with the TESARO Inc.; Paratek Bermuda, Ltd.; Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.; Entasis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.; Crescendo Biologics Ltd.; Novocure Limited; MacroGenics Inc.; Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC; and Incyte Corporation. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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