How to buy Vir Biotechnology (VIR) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Vir Biotechnology shares.

Vir Biotechnology Inc
NASDAQ: VIR - USD
BIOTECHNOLOGY
$40.21
+ $0.28 ( + 0.70%)

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Vir Biotechnology Inc is a biotechnology business with stocks listed in the US. Vir Biotechnology shares (VIR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$40.21 – an increase of 2.87% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Vir Biotechnology

  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 Vir Biotechnology. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VIR. 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 Vir Biotechnology 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$43.52, 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 Vir Biotechnology, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vir Biotechnology. 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.

Vir Biotechnology stock price (NASDAQ:VIR)

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

Vir Biotechnology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week rangeUS$25.31 - US$83.5
50-day moving average US$43.7203
200-day moving average US$43.609
Target priceUS$68.14
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-2.327

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Vir Biotechnology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $40.21

1 week (2021-10-14) -0.05%
1 month (2021-09-24) -8.24%
3 months (2021-07-23) 9.00%
6 months (2021-04-23) -17.79%
1 year (2020-10-23) 15.85%
2 years (2019-10-24) 181.19%

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Vir Biotechnology financials

Revenue TTM US$182.7 million
Gross profit TTM US$-196,511,000
Return on assets TTM -18.69%
Return on equity TTM -45.71%
Profit margin -162.74%
Book value 5.651
Market capitalisation US$5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vir Biotechnology shares

There are currently 5.2 million Vir Biotechnology shares held short by investors – that's known as Vir Biotechnology's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% down from 5.7 million last month.

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

Vir Biotechnology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vir Biotechnology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vir Biotechnology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vir Biotechnology shares traded daily (recently around 858538.7888707). Vir Biotechnology's SIR currently stands at 6.11. In other words for every 100,000 Vir Biotechnology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6110 shares are currently held short.

However Vir Biotechnology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vir Biotechnology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vir Biotechnology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vir Biotechnology's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vir Biotechnology shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0754% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vir Biotechnology shares, roughly 75 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Vir Biotechnology.

Find out more about how you can short Vir Biotechnology stock.

Vir Biotechnology share dividends

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

Vir Biotechnology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vir Biotechnology's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$25.31 up to US$83.5. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Vir Biotechnology's is -1.314. This would suggest that Vir Biotechnology's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Vir Biotechnology has bucked the trend.

Vir Biotechnology overview

Vir Biotechnology, Inc., a clinical-stage immunology company, develops therapeutic products to treat and prevent serious infectious diseases. It develops VIR-2218 and VIR-3434 for the treatment of hepatitis B virus; VIR-2482 for the prevention of influenza A virus; VIR-1111 for the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus; and VIR-2020 for the prevention of tuberculosis. The company has grant agreements with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institutes of Health; an option and license agreement with Brii Biosciences Limited and Brii Biosciences Offshore Limited; a collaboration and license agreement with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; a collaboration, license, and option agreement with Visterra, Inc.; license agreements with The Rockefeller University and MedImmune, Inc.; collaboration with WuXi Biologics and Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.; and a collaborative research agreement with Generation Bio., as well as GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA., and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It also has a manufacturing agreement with Samsung Biologics Co.,Ltd. for the manufacture of SARS-COV-2 antibodies for potential COVID-19 treatment; and clinical collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc. for chronic hepatitis B virus. Vir Biotechnology, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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