Should you buy Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated stock? (NasdaqGM:LGND). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated stock price per share)
||LGND Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|LGND Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$30.37|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||230% higher than other Healthcare stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||15% higher than other Biotechnology stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||107%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 1,659,088 shares shorted. With 15,903,299 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 131,440, it would take at least 12.622 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
What does this mean to you? At this volume, it'll take more than two trading weeks for shorts to cover. This may indicate a short squeeze play would work! If this stock has good fundamentals and it'll take a while for the short holders to cover, buying now could net you bigger short-term technical gains if and as the price rises.
We believe that Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated looks overpriced right now. If you're looking for a bargain in the stock market, you should probably look elsewhere for a great deal. This might still be a great stock to own—but it's not on sale right now.
Does Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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