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Amarin Corporation plc is a biotechnology business with stocks listed in the US. Amarin shares (AMRN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$4.45 – a decrease of 1.98% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Amarin

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Amarin. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMRN. 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 Amarin reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, 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 US$4.45, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Amarin, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amarin. Optimise 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.

Amarin share price

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

Amarin shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-09.
52-week rangeUS$3.36 - US$9.25
50-day moving average US$4.7059
200-day moving average US$5.7487
Target priceUS$10.13
PE ratio 2440
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.002

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Is it a good time to buy Amarin stock?

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Amarin price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $4.45

1 week (2021-06-03) -3.05%
1 month (2021-05-12) 2.30%
3 months (2021-03-12) -31.54%
6 months (2020-12-11) -11.18%
1 year (2020-06-12) -32.47%
2 years (2019-06-12) -75.10%
3 years (2018-06-12) 30.88%
5 years (2016-06-10) 109.91%

Is Amarin under- or over-valued?

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

Amarin's P/E ratio

Amarin's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2440x. In other words, Amarin shares trade at around 2440x 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.

Amarin's EBITDA

Amarin's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$5.1 million.

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

Amarin financials

Revenue TTM US$601.2 million
Operating margin TTM 0.51%
Gross profit TTM US$482.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.2%
Return on equity TTM 0.15%
Profit margin 0.15%
Book value 1.608
Market capitalisation US$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amarin shares

There are currently 23.9 million Amarin shares held short by investors – that's known as Amarin's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 24.5 million last month.

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

Amarin's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Amarin's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amarin shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amarin shares traded daily (recently around 4.8 million). Amarin's SIR currently stands at 4.99. In other words for every 100,000 Amarin shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4990 shares are currently held short.

However Amarin's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amarin shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amarin shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amarin's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amarin shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amarin shares, roughly 0 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 Amarin.

Find out more about how you can short Amarin stock.

Amarin share dividends

We're not expecting Amarin to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Amarin's shares ever split?

Amarin's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 17 January 2008. So if you had owned 10 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 Amarin shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Amarin shares which in turn could have impacted Amarin's share price.

Amarin share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amarin's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$3.36 up to US$9.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMRN.US volatility(beta: 2.25)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 Amarin's is 2.2543. This would suggest that Amarin's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Amarin overview

Amarin Corporation plc, a pharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the United States. Its lead product is VASCEPA, a prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid product, used as an adjunct to diet for reducing triglyceride levels in adult patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia. The company sells its products principally to wholesalers and specialty pharmacy providers. It has a collaboration with Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to develop and commercialize drug products and indications based on the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Vascepa, the omega-3 acid, and eicosapentaenoic acid. The company was formerly known as Ethical Holdings plc and changed its name to Amarin Corporation plc in 1999. Amarin Corporation plc was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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