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Agenus Inc (AGEN) is a leading biotechnology business based in the US. It opened the day at $4.05 after a previous close of $4.05. During the day the price has varied from a low of $3.98 to a high of $4.13. The latest price was $4.07 (25 minute delay). Agenus is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 328 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Agenus

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AGEN in this case.
  5. Research Agenus shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Agenus shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Agenus's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Agenus's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $4.2, which is 16.19% up on its pre-crash value of $3.52 and 130.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.82.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Agenus shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $540.76 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 $1,141.31.

Agenus share price

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Agenus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-29.
Previous close$4.05
Change $0.02
Change % 0.494%
Volume 1,255,318
Information last updated 2020-10-14.
52-week range$1.82 - $5.63
50-day moving average $4.3686
200-day moving average $3.5436
Wall St. target price$8
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.906
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No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
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Is it a good time to buy Agenus stock?

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Agenus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $4.07

1 week (2020-10-15) -4.68%
1 month (2020-09-25) 1.24%
3 months (2020-07-24) 25.62%
6 months (2020-04-24) 45.88%
1 year (2019-10-25) 68.88%
2 years (2018-10-25) 127.37%
3 years (2017-10-25) 9.12%
5 years (2015-10-23) -19.09%

Agenus financials

Revenue TTM $96.5 million
Gross profit TTM $-18,291,000
Return on assets TTM -35.24%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -173.74%
Market capitalisation $757.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Agenus shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AGEN.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 23.1 million Agenus shares held short by investors – that's known as Agenus's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% up from 23.1 million last month.

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

Agenus's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Agenus's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Agenus shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Agenus shares traded daily (recently around 3.9 million). Agenus's SIR currently stands at 5.95. In other words for every 100,000 Agenus shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5950 shares are currently held short.

However Agenus's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Agenus shares, or, against the total number of tradable Agenus shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Agenus's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Agenus shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1412% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Agenus shares, roughly 141 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 Agenus.

Find out more about how you can short Agenus stock.

Agenus share dividends

We're not expecting Agenus to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Agenus's shares ever split?

Agenus's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 3 October 2011. So if you had owned 6 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 Agenus shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Agenus shares which in turn could have impacted Agenus's share price.

Agenus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Agenus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.82 up to $5.63. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGEN.US volatility(beta: 1.96)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 Agenus's is 1.9592. This would suggest that Agenus's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Agenus overview

Agenus Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, discovers, manufactures, and develops immuno-oncology products in the United States and internationally. The company offers Retrocyte Display, an antibody discovery platform for the identification of fully-human and humanized monoclonal antibodies; and display technologies. It develops vaccine programs, including Prophage vaccine candidate; AutoSynVax, a synthetic neo-antigen; PhosPhoSynVax, a vaccine candidate designed to induce immunity against a class of tumor specific neo-epitopes; and QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant, a saponin-based vaccine adjuvant. The company also develops CTLA-4 and PD-1 antagonists which is in clinical trial phase I for the dose escalation study; AGEN2373, an anti-CD137 monospecific antibody which is in Phase 1 clinical trial; AGEN1223, a novel bispecific antibody designed to deplete regulatory T cells which is in a Phase 1 clinical trial; GS-1423, a tumor microenvironment conditioning anti-CD73/TGFß TRAP bi-functional antibody which is in Phase 1 clinical trial; and TIGIT antibodies. In addition, it engages in the development of INCAGN1876, an anti-GITR monospecific antibody; INCAGN1949, an anti-OX40 monospecific antibody; INCAGN2390, an anti-TIM-3 monospecific antibody; INCAGN2385, an anti-LAG-3 monospecific antibody; and MK-4830, a monospecific antibody targeting ILT4. Agenus Inc. has collaboration agreements with Incyte Corporation, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, and Recepta Biopharma SA.; and collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to develop immuno-oncology therapies. The company was formerly known as Antigenics Inc. and changed its name to Agenus Inc. in January 2011. Agenus Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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