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Incyte Corporation (INCY) is a leading biotechnology business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$84.67 after a previous close of US$87.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD81.06 to a high of USD85. The latest price was USD82.58 (25 minute delay). Incyte Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Incyte Corporation

  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 Incyte Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: INCY. 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 Incyte Corporation 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$83.33, 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 Incyte Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Incyte Corporation. 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.

Incyte Corporation share price

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Incyte Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$84.67
HighUS$85
LowUS$81.06
CloseUS$82.58
Previous closeUS$87.53
Change US$-4.95
Change % -5.6552%
Volume 2,683,051
Information last updated 2021-06-09.
52-week rangeUS$75.52 - US$110.365
50-day moving average US$83.2738
200-day moving average US$84.3875
Target priceUS$106.38
PE ratio 38.8858
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.181

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Is it a good time to buy Incyte Corporation stock?

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Incyte Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $82.58

1 month (2021-05-13) -0.78%
3 months (2021-03-12) 4.52%
6 months (2020-12-11) 1.57%
1 year (2020-06-12) -10.31%
2 years (2019-06-13) 8.13%
3 years (2018-06-13) 17.07%
5 years (2016-06-13) 3.21%

Is Incyte Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Incyte Corporation's P/E ratio

Incyte Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Incyte Corporation shares trade at around 39x 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.

Incyte Corporation's PEG ratio

Incyte Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9078. 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 Incyte Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Incyte Corporation's EBITDA

Incyte Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$575 million.

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

Incyte Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.25%
Gross profit TTM US$276.6 million
Return on assets TTM 10.14%
Return on equity TTM 20.51%
Profit margin 17.7%
Book value 12.406
Market capitalisation US$18.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Incyte Corporation shares

There are currently 4.9 million Incyte Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Incyte Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% down from 5.3 million last month.

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

Incyte Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Incyte Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Incyte Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Incyte Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Incyte Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.47. In other words for every 100,000 Incyte Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4470 shares are currently held short.

However Incyte Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Incyte Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Incyte Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Incyte Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Incyte Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0342% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Incyte Corporation shares, roughly 34 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 Incyte Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Incyte Corporation stock.

Incyte Corporation'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 Incyte Corporation.

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

Incyte Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Incyte Corporation's overall score of 29.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Incyte Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.61/100

Incyte Corporation's environmental score of 7.61 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Incyte Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Incyte Corporation's social score

Social score: 24.73/100

Incyte Corporation's social score of 24.73 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Incyte Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Incyte Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 12.56/100

Incyte Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Incyte Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Incyte Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Incyte Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Incyte Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Incyte Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.4
Total ESG percentile 47.86
Environmental score 7.61
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 24.73
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.56
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Incyte Corporation share dividends

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

Have Incyte Corporation's shares ever split?

Incyte Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 August 2000. 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 Incyte Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Incyte Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Incyte Corporation's share price.

Incyte Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Incyte Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$75.52 up to US$110.365. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INCY.US volatility(beta: 0.8)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 Incyte Corporation's is 0.8027. This would suggest that Incyte Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Incyte Corporation overview

Incyte Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics in the United States and internationally. The company offers JAKAFI, a drug for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera cancers; PEMAZYRE, a fibroblast growth factor receptor kinase inhibitor for the treatment of adults; and ICLUSIG, a kinase inhibitor to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Its clinical stage products include ruxolitinib, a drug that is in Phase III clinical trial for steroid-refractory chronic graft-versus-host-diseases (GVHD); itacitinib, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat naïve chronic GVHD; and pemigatinib that is in Phase II clinical trial for treating bladder cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome, and Tumor agnostic. In addition, the company engages in developing Parsaclisib, which is in Phase II clinical trial for follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and mantel cell lymphoma. Additionally, the company develops Retifanlimab that is in Phase II clinical trials for MSI-high endometrial cancer, merkel cell carcinoma, and anal cancer, as well as in Phase II clinical trials for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. It has collaboration agreements with Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Eli Lilly and Company; Agenus Inc.; Calithera Biosciences, Inc; MacroGenics, Inc.; Merus N.V.; Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Innovent Biologics, Inc.; Zai Lab Limited; and Cellenkos, Inc., as well as clinical collaborations with MorphoSys AG and Xencor, Inc. to investigate the combination of tafasitamab, plamotamab, and lenalidomide in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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