How to buy Avid Bioservices (CDMO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Avid Bioservices shares.

Avid Bioservices Inc
+ $1.16 ( + 3.93%)

Avid Bioservices Inc (CDMO) is a leading biotechnology business based in the US. It opened the day at $26.82 after a previous close of $26.62. During the day the price has varied from a low of $25.6666 to a high of $26.83. The latest price was $26.03 (25 minute delay). Avid Bioservices is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 252 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Avid Bioservices

  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: CDMO in this case.
  5. Research Avid Bioservices shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Avid Bioservices shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Avid Bioservices's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Avid Bioservices's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $29.54, which is 75.69% up on its pre-crash value of $7.18 and 878.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $3.02.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Avid Bioservices shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $566.35 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 $4,558.61.

Avid Bioservices share price (NASDAQ:CDMO)

Use our graph to track the performance of CDMO stocks over time.

Avid Bioservices shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$26.62
Change %-2.2164%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$6.99 - $28.33
50-day moving average$22.3423
200-day moving average$22.9233
Wall St. target price$28.25
PE ratio242.9907
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.107
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Is it a good time to buy Avid Bioservices stock?

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Is Avid Bioservices under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Avid Bioservices's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 243x. In other words, Avid Bioservices shares trade at around 243x 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.


Avid Bioservices's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Avid Bioservices's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM $101.2 million
Operating margin TTM 14.28%
Gross profit TTM $29.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.8%
Return on equity TTM 28.05%
Profit margin 12.63%
Book value $0.728
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Avid Bioservices shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CDMO.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 5.1 million Avid Bioservices shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 11.1% up from 4.6 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Avid Bioservices's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avid Bioservices shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avid Bioservices shares traded daily (recently around 603806.60377358). Avid Bioservices's SIR currently stands at 8.48. In other words for every 100,000 Avid Bioservices shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8480 shares are currently held short.

However Avid Bioservices's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avid Bioservices shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avid Bioservices shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avid Bioservices's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avid Bioservices shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0973% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avid Bioservices shares, roughly 97 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 Avid Bioservices.

Find out more about how you can short Avid Bioservices stock.

Avid Bioservices share dividends

We're not expecting Avid Bioservices to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Avid Bioservices had its IPO on 7 January 2018). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Avid Bioservices's shares ever split?

Avid Bioservices's shares were split on a 1:7 basis on 9 July 2017. So if you had owned 7 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 Avid Bioservices shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avid Bioservices shares which in turn could have impacted Avid Bioservices's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avid Bioservices's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.99 up to $28.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CDMO.US volatility(beta: 2.24)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 Avid Bioservices's is 2.237. This would suggest that Avid Bioservices's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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