Should you buy Merit Medical Systems stock? (NasdaqGS:MMSI). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Hmm, we can't give any reliable projection for Merit Medical Systems's growth rate. The company either has too few years of historical data for us to examine, or it's in the habit of losing money.
None of this means it's a bad stock. Maybe it's new and growing quickly, or maybe it's turning things around. We can't say anything sensible about it, so we won't say it's obviously undervalued right now. Proceed at your own risk!
(Merit Medical Systems stock price per share)
|PE Ratio versus Sector||574% higher than other Healthcare stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||467% higher than other Medical Instruments & Supplies stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||313%|
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 3,010,367 shares shorted. With 45,248,963 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 234,042, it would take at least 12.863 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.
Based on our analysis, we believe that you should not buy Merit Medical Systems right now. It might be a good stock to own—we just can't prove it with value analysis right now. Proceed with caution.
Does Merit Medical Systems 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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