How to buy Oragenics shares

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Oragenics, Inc is a biotechnology business with stocks listed in the US. Oragenics shares (OGEN) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$0.72 – an increase of 4.35% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Oragenics

  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 Oragenics. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: OGEN. 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 Oragenics 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$0.72, 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 Oragenics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Oragenics. 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.

Oragenics share price

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

Oragenics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$0.3826 - US$2.09
50-day moving average US$0.7091
200-day moving average US$0.8092
Target priceUS$2
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-0.511

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Is it a good time to buy Oragenics stock?

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Oragenics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $0.72

1 week (2021-06-14) -7.69%
1 month (2021-05-21) 5.88%
3 months (2021-03-19) -25.77%
6 months (2020-12-21) 65.90%
1 year (2020-06-19) 39.59%
2 years (2019-06-21) 48.42%
3 years (2018-06-21) -57.14%
5 years (2016-06-21) -86.91%

Oragenics financials

Gross profit TTM US$0
Return on assets TTM -62.94%
Return on equity TTM -108.1%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 0.289
Market capitalisation US$85.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oragenics shares

There are currently 2.6 million Oragenics shares held short by investors – that's known as Oragenics's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% down from 2.9 million last month.

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

Oragenics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oragenics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oragenics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oragenics shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Oragenics's SIR currently stands at 0.94. In other words for every 100,000 Oragenics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 940 shares are currently held short.

However Oragenics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oragenics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oragenics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oragenics's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oragenics shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0227% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oragenics shares, roughly 23 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 Oragenics.

Find out more about how you can short Oragenics stock.

Oragenics share dividends

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

Have Oragenics's shares ever split?

Oragenics's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 21 January 2018. 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 Oragenics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oragenics shares which in turn could have impacted Oragenics's share price.

Oragenics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oragenics's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$0.3826 up to US$2.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Oragenics's is 0.2897. This would suggest that Oragenics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Oragenics overview

Oragenics, Inc. develops antibiotics for infectious diseases in the United States. Its lead product candidate under development is OG716, an antibiotic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile. The company also engages in the development and commercialization of Terra CoV-2, a vaccine product candidate that provides immunity from the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Its product candidates also comprise LPT3-04, a weight loss candidate; and SMaRT Replacement Therapy, a topical treatment to prevent dental carries. The company has a license agreement with Noachis Terra Inc. for licensing of certain specified patent rights and biological materials relating to the use of pre-fusion coronavirus spike proteins; and a collaboration agreement with Precigen, Inc. and ILH Holdings, Inc. for the development and production of lantibiotics, a peptide antibiotic that are naturally produced in gram-positive bacteria. The company was formerly known as Oragen, Inc. Oragenics, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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