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How to buy ICON Public Limited Company (ICLR) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in ICON Public Limited Company stocks.

ICON Public Limited Company is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. ICON Public Limited Company stocks (ICLR.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $214.46 – a decrease of 5.09% over the previous week. ICON Public Limited Company employs 37,960 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.4 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy ICON Public Limited Company stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted ICON Public Limited Company's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ICON Public Limited Company's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $266.39, which is 35.82% up on its pre-crash value of $170.98 and 155.47% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $104.275.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of ICON Public Limited Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $688.26 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 $1,577.03.

ICON Public Limited Company stock price (NASDAQ:ICLR)

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ICON Public Limited Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-11.
Latest market close$266.39
52-week range$168.76 - $313.00
50-day moving average $283.47
200-day moving average $246.32
Wall St. target price$307.25
PE ratio 96.5941
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.94

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ICON Public Limited Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $266.39 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -5.09%
1 month (2021-12-16) -6.32%
3 months (2021-10-15) -3.14%
6 months (2021-07-16) 22.60%
1 year (2021-01-15) 26.64%
2 years (2020-01-16) 52.12%
3 years (2019-01-16) 99.10%
5 years (2017-01-13) 224.51%

Is ICON Public Limited Company under- or over-valued?

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

ICON Public Limited Company's P/E ratio

ICON Public Limited 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 97x. In other words, ICON Public Limited Company shares trade at around 97x 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.

ICON Public Limited Company's PEG ratio

ICON Public Limited Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9428. 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 ICON Public Limited 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.

ICON Public Limited Company's EBITDA

ICON Public Limited Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $661.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ICON Public Limited Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ICON Public Limited Company financials

Revenue TTM $4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.77%
Gross profit TTM $819.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.83%
Return on equity TTM 3.68%
Profit margin 4.09%
Book value $97.90
Market capitalisation $22.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

ICON Public Limited Company share dividends

We're not expecting ICON Public Limited Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have ICON Public Limited Company's shares ever split?

ICON Public Limited Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 August 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ICON Public Limited Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ICON Public Limited Company shares which in turn could have impacted ICON Public Limited Company's share price.

ICON Public Limited Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ICON Public Limited Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $168.76 up to $313. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ICLR.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 ICON Public Limited Company's is 0.8875. This would suggest that ICON Public Limited Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ICON Public Limited Company overview

ICON Public Limited Company, a clinical research organization, provides outsourced development and commercialization services in Ireland, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. The company specializes in the strategic development, management, and analysis of programs that support various stages of the clinical development process from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. It offers clinical development services, including product development planning, strategic consulting, study protocol preparation, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis, site feasibility, patient recruitment and retention, digital patient and site, project management, clinical operations/monitoring, patient centric monitoring, data management, and adaptive and virtual trial services. The company's clinical development services also comprise medical imaging, biostatistics, medical affairs, pharmacovigilance, strategic regulatory, electronic endpoint adjudication, medical writing and publishing, interactive response technologies, functional solutions, strategic resourcing central laboratory, bioanalytical laboratory, biomarket development, strategy and analytics, late phase research, patient centered science, and medical device and diagnostics research services, as well as access, commercialization, and communication services, and research trials for us government agencies. It serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, as well as government and public health organizations. ICON has an agreement with Evergreen Therapeutics, Inc. to conduct Phase II clinical trial for COVID-19 drug candidate.

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