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How to buy Cara Therapeutics shares | $15.33

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Cara Therapeutics, Inc (CARA) is a leading biotechnology business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$15.76 after a previous close of USD$15.93. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$15.17 to a high of USD$15.76. The latest price was USD$15.33 (25 minute delay). Cara Therapeutics is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 76 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How to buy shares in Cara Therapeutics from New Zealand

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  3. Search for Cara Therapeutics Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CARA. 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 Cara Therapeutics 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$13.93, 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 Cara Therapeutics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cara Therapeutics. 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.

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Cara Therapeutics share price

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Cara Therapeutics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-20.
Open USD$15.76
High USD$15.76
Low USD$15.17
Close USD$15.33
Previous close USD$15.93
Change USD$-0.6
Change % -3.766%
Volume 363,142
Information last updated 2020-11-18.
52-week range USD$8.88 - USD$26.67
50-day moving average USD$13.9654
200-day moving average USD$15.5312
Wall St. target price USD$32.63
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.166

Cara Therapeutics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $15.33

1 week (2020-11-16) -2.36%
1 month (2020-10-23) 7.50%
3 months (2020-08-21) -3.19%
6 months (2020-05-22) -6.87%
1 year (2019-11-22) -36.31%
2 years (2018-11-23) -17.49%
3 years (2017-11-22) 25.76%
5 years (2015-11-23) -3.22%

Shorting Cara Therapeutics shares

There are currently 3.8 million Cara Therapeutics shares held short by investors – that's known as Cara Therapeutics's "short interest". This figure is 15.4% down from 4.5 million last month.

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

Cara Therapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cara Therapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cara Therapeutics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cara Therapeutics shares traded daily (recently around 433869.50113379). Cara Therapeutics's SIR currently stands at 8.82. In other words for every 100,000 Cara Therapeutics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8820 shares are currently held short.

However Cara Therapeutics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cara Therapeutics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cara Therapeutics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cara Therapeutics's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cara Therapeutics shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0932% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cara Therapeutics shares, roughly 93 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 Cara Therapeutics.

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