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Hologic, Inc (HOLX) is a leading medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. It opened the day at $75.91 after a previous close of $76.25. During the day the price has varied from a low of $73.79 to a high of $76.56. The latest price was $74.32 (25 minute delay). Hologic is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 5,814 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Hologic

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Hologic's share price?

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

Its last market close was $67.01, which is 21.52% up on its pre-crash value of $52.59 and 152.96% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $26.49.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Hologic shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $547.94 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 $1,249.74.

Hologic share price

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

Hologic shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$75.91
High$76.56
Low$73.79
Close$74.32
Previous close$76.25
Change $-1.93
Change % -2.531%
Volume 2,295,727
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$26.49 - $77.49
50-day moving average $71.8224
200-day moving average $65.2436
Wall St. target price$86.92
PE ratio 17.7601
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.21
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Fineco
£2.95
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Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
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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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Hologic stock?

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Hologic price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $74.32

1 week (2021-01-08) -7.67%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.60%
3 months (2020-10-16) 11.09%
6 months (2020-07-17) 20.10%
1 year (2020-01-17) 36.82%
2 years (2019-01-17) 72.44%
3 years (2018-01-17) 68.91%
5 years (2016-01-15) 112.59%

Is Hologic under- or over-valued?

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

Hologic's P/E ratio

Hologic's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Hologic shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hologic's PEG ratio

Hologic's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4811. 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 Hologic's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hologic's EBITDA

Hologic's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion).

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

Hologic financials

Revenue TTM $3.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.65%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.61%
Return on equity TTM 46.05%
Profit margin 29.53%
Book value $10.506
Market capitalisation $19.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Hologic shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "HOLX.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 4.4 million Hologic shares held short by investors – that's known as Hologic's "short interest". This figure is 16.2% down from 5.2 million last month.

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

Hologic's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hologic's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hologic shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hologic shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Hologic's SIR currently stands at 2.58. In other words for every 100,000 Hologic shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2580 shares are currently held short.

However Hologic's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hologic shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hologic shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hologic's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hologic shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0259% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hologic shares, roughly 26 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 Hologic.

Find out more about how you can short Hologic stock.

Hologic's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Hologic.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Hologic's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hologic's overall score of 28.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hologic is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Hologic's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.95/100

Hologic's environmental score of 2.95 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hologic is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Hologic's social score

Social score: 11.28/100

Hologic's social score of 11.28 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hologic is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Hologic's governance score

Governance score: 8.88/100

Hologic's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Hologic is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Hologic's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Hologic scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hologic has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hologic, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.6
Total ESG percentile 58.02
Environmental score 2.95
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 11.28
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 8.88
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Hologic share dividends

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

Have Hologic's shares ever split?

Hologic's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 April 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 Hologic shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hologic shares which in turn could have impacted Hologic's share price.

Hologic share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hologic's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.49 up to $77.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HOLX.US volatility(beta: 1.27)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 Hologic's is 1.274. This would suggest that Hologic's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Hologic overview

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women's health through early detection and treatment in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. The company provides Aptima molecular diagnostic assays to detect the infectious microorganisms; Aptima quantitative viral load tests for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B; Aptima SARS-CoV-2 and Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2; ThinPrep System for use in cytology applications; Rapid Fetal Fibronectin Test that assists physicians in assessing the risk of pre-term birth; and various diagnostic tests for the detection of Group B Streptococcus. It also offers breast imaging and analytics, such as 2D and 3D digital mammography systems and reading workstations, minimally invasive breast biopsy guidance systems and devices, breast biopsy site markers and localization, specimen radiology, and ultrasound and connectivity solutions; and breast conserving surgery products. In addition, the company provides NovaSure Endometrial Ablation System for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding; MyoSure Hysteroscopic Tissue Removal System for the removal of fibroids, polyps, and other pathology within the uterus; and Fluent Fluid Management System that provides liquid distention during diagnostic and operative hysteroscopic procedures. Further, it offers Horizon DXA, a dual energy X-ray system; and the Fluoroscan Insight FD mini C-arm to perform minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedures. The company sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and independent distributors and sales representatives. It has a collaboration with RadNet, Inc. to advance the use of artificial intelligence in breast health. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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