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How to buy GW Pharmaceuticals shares

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GW Pharmaceuticals plc is a drug manufacturers-general business with stocks listed in the US. GW Pharmaceuticals shares (GWPH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in GW Pharmaceuticals

  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 GW Pharmaceuticals. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GWPH. 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 GW Pharmaceuticals 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. 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 GW Pharmaceuticals, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GW Pharmaceuticals. 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.

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GW Pharmaceuticals share price

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GW Pharmaceuticals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUS$67.98 - US$215.25
50-day moving average US$166.0944
200-day moving average US$123.3126
Target priceUS$204.9
PE ratio 91.1417
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.065

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Is it a good time to buy GW Pharmaceuticals stock?

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Is GW Pharmaceuticals under- or over-valued?

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

GW Pharmaceuticals's P/E ratio

GW Pharmaceuticals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 91x. In other words, GW Pharmaceuticals shares trade at around 91x 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.

GW Pharmaceuticals's PEG ratio

GW Pharmaceuticals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.37. 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 GW 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.

GW Pharmaceuticals financials

Revenue TTM US$527.2 million
Gross profit TTM US$489.7 million
Return on assets TTM -3.55%
Return on equity TTM -7.92%
Profit margin -11.03%
Book value 23.702
Market capitalisation US$6.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GW Pharmaceuticals shares

There are currently 1.8 million GW Pharmaceuticals shares held short by investors – that's known as GW Pharmaceuticals's "short interest". This figure is 32.1% down from 2.6 million last month.

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

GW Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GW Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GW Pharmaceuticals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GW Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily (recently around 407628.24074074). GW Pharmaceuticals's SIR currently stands at 4.32. In other words for every 100,000 GW Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4320 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short GW Pharmaceuticals stock.

GW Pharmaceuticals share dividends

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

GW Pharmaceuticals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GW Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$67.98 up to US$215.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWPH.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 GW Pharmaceuticals's is 1.9578. This would suggest that GW Pharmaceuticals's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

GW Pharmaceuticals overview

GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform. Its lead product is Epidiolex, an oral medicine for the treatment of refractory childhood epilepsies, Dravet syndrome, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, as well as in phase III clinical trials for the treatment of tuberous sclerosis complex. The company also develops and markets Sativex for the treatment of spasticity due to multiple sclerosis. In addition, it develops various product candidates for the treatment of for schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. It primarily operates in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. GW Pharmaceuticals plc was founded in 1998 and is based in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

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