How to buy Novavax shares

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Novavax, Inc is a biotechnology business with stocks listed in the US. Novavax shares (NVAX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$183.01 – an increase of 23.97% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Novavax

  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 Novavax. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NVAX. 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 Novavax 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$183.01, 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 Novavax, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Novavax. 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.

Novavax share price

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

Novavax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$43.6 - US$331.68
50-day moving average US$174.3282
200-day moving average US$176.5962
Target priceUS$258
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-8.597

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Is it a good time to buy Novavax stock?

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Novavax price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $183.01

1 month (2021-05-14) 38.97%
3 months (2021-03-16) -17.65%
6 months (2020-12-16) 51.40%
1 year (2020-06-16) 250.93%
2 years (2019-06-14) 3,574.90%
3 years (2018-06-15) 475.50%
5 years (2016-06-16) 35.16%

Novavax financials

Revenue TTM US$919.4 million
Gross profit TTM US$-271,429,000
Return on assets TTM -25.53%
Return on equity TTM -121.19%
Profit margin -66.9%
Book value 14.031
Market capitalisation US$15.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Novavax shares

There are currently 5.8 million Novavax shares held short by investors – that's known as Novavax's "short interest". This figure is 10.9% up from 5.2 million last month.

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

Novavax's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Novavax's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Novavax shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Novavax shares traded daily (recently around 4.9 million). Novavax's SIR currently stands at 1.18. In other words for every 100,000 Novavax shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1180 shares are currently held short.

However Novavax's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Novavax shares, or, against the total number of tradable Novavax shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Novavax's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Novavax shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0711% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Novavax shares, roughly 71 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 Novavax.

Find out more about how you can short Novavax stock.

Novavax share dividends

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

Have Novavax's shares ever split?

Novavax's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 9 May 2019. So if you had owned 20 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 Novavax shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Novavax shares which in turn could have impacted Novavax's share price.

Novavax share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Novavax's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$43.6 up to US$331.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NVAX.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Novavax's is 1.5549. This would suggest that Novavax's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Novavax overview

Novavax, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases and address health needs. The company's vaccine candidates include NVX-CoV2373, a coronavirus vaccine candidate that is in two Phase III trials, one Phase IIb trial, and one Phase I/II trial; NanoFlu, a nanoparticle seasonal quadrivalent influenza vaccine candidate that is in Phase 3 clinical trial; and ResVax, a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) fusion (F) protein nanoparticle vaccine candidate. It is also developing RSV F vaccine that is in Phase II clinical trial for older adults (60 years and older), as well as that is in Phase I clinical trial for pediatrics. In addition, the company develops vaccine candidates for the protection against middle east respiratory syndrome, as well as that is in preclinical work associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome; and ebola virus glycoprotein vaccine candidate, as well as COVID-19 vaccine for variant strain. It has a collaboration agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of NVX-CoV2373, a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Novavax, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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