How to buy Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) shares in the UK

Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing RNA-targeted therapeutics. In October 2020, Ionic Pharmaceuticals successfully acquired Akcea Therapeutics.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (IONS) is a publicly traded biotechnology business based in the US. In the week up to 24 September Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares plunged 8.97% to a closing position of $43.23. However, over the last 12 months, Ionis Pharmaceuticals's share price has risen by 18.54% from $32.79. Ionis Pharmaceuticals is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 660 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ionis Pharmaceuticals

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  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: IONS in this case.
  5. Research Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares. It's that simple.
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Ionis Pharmaceuticals share price (NASDAQ:IONS)

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $38.87

1 week (2022-09-27) -8.04%
1 year (2021-10-05) 18.54%
2 years (2020-10-05) -18.31%
3 years (2019-10-04) -33.71%
5 years (2017-10-05) -30.60%

Is it a good time to buy Ionis Pharmaceuticals stock?

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Is Ionis Pharmaceuticals 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.

PEG ratio

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 25.7033. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ionis Pharmaceuticals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $14 million (£0.0 million).

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

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 Ionis Pharmaceuticals.

Total ESG risk score

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's total ESG risk: 36.64

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ionis Pharmaceuticals's overall score of 36.64 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ionis Pharmaceuticals 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.).

Environmental score

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's environmental score: 5.18/100

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's environmental score of 5.18 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's social score: 26.17/100

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's social score of 26.17 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's governance score: 13.29/100

Ionis Pharmaceuticals's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.64
Total ESG percentile 62.18
Environmental score 5.18
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 26.17
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 13.29
Governance score percentile 9

Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$38.79
High$39.0477
Low$38.12
Close$38.87
Previous close$38.79
Change$0.08
Change %0.2062%
Volume649,718
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range$25.04 - $48.82
50-day moving average$43.328
200-day moving average$37.2023
Wall St. target price$50.17
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-0.028

Ionis Pharmaceuticals share dividends

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ionis Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.04 up to $48.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IONS.US volatility(beta: 0.64)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 Ionis Pharmaceuticals's is 0.6388. This would suggest that Ionis Pharmaceuticals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

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