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How to buy Alexander-and-Baldwin stock | $16.33

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Alexander & Baldwin, Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. Alexander-and-Baldwin shares (ALEX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alexander-and-Baldwin employs 793 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$344.6 million.

How to buy shares in Alexander-and-Baldwin

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Alexander-and-Baldwin. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ALEX. 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 Alexander-and-Baldwin reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, 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 USD$16.33, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Alexander-and-Baldwin, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alexander-and-Baldwin. Optimize 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.

Alexander-and-Baldwin share price

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Alexander-and-Baldwin shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$16.33
52-week rangeUSD$8.2446 - USD$22.86
50-day moving average USD$16.0565
200-day moving average USD$13.1041
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.33
PE ratio 129.845
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (3.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.129

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Is it a good time to buy Alexander-and-Baldwin stock?

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Alexander-and-Baldwin price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.33 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -3.43%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.03%
3 months (2020-10-15) 37.92%
6 months (2020-07-15) 29.91%
1 year (2020-01-15) -24.40%
2 years (2019-01-15) -24.78%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 30.54

Is Alexander-and-Baldwin under- or over-valued?

Valuing Alexander-and-Baldwin stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alexander-and-Baldwin's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Alexander-and-Baldwin's P/E ratio

Alexander-and-Baldwin's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 130x. In other words, Alexander-and-Baldwin shares trade at around 130x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Alexander-and-Baldwin's PEG ratio

Alexander-and-Baldwin's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.48. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Alexander-and-Baldwin's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Alexander-and-Baldwin's EBITDA

Alexander-and-Baldwin's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$89.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alexander-and-Baldwin's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alexander-and-Baldwin financials

Revenue TTM USD$344.6 million
Operating margin TTM 10.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$99.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.03%
Return on equity TTM 0.94%
Profit margin 2.82%
Book value $15.344
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alexander-and-Baldwin shares

There are currently 504,586 Alexander-and-Baldwin shares held short by investors – that's known as Alexander-and-Baldwin's "short interest". This figure is 27.5% down from 695,905 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alexander-and-Baldwin shares can be evaluated.

Alexander-and-Baldwin's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alexander-and-Baldwin's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alexander-and-Baldwin shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alexander-and-Baldwin shares traded daily (recently around 338648.32214765). Alexander-and-Baldwin's SIR currently stands at 1.49. In other words for every 100,000 Alexander-and-Baldwin shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1490 shares are currently held short.

However Alexander-and-Baldwin's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alexander-and-Baldwin shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alexander-and-Baldwin shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alexander-and-Baldwin's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alexander-and-Baldwin shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0095% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alexander-and-Baldwin shares, roughly 10 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 Alexander-and-Baldwin.

Find out more about how you can short Alexander-and-Baldwin stock.

Alexander-and-Baldwin share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47.17% of net profits

Recently Alexander-and-Baldwin has paid out, on average, around 47.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alexander-and-Baldwin shareholders could enjoy a 3.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alexander-and-Baldwin's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Alexander-and-Baldwin's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Alexander-and-Baldwin may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Alexander-and-Baldwin's most recent dividend payout was on 12 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Alexander-and-Baldwin share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alexander-and-Baldwin's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.2446 up to $22.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALEX.US volatility(beta: 1.35)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Alexander-and-Baldwin's is 1.3528. This would suggest that Alexander-and-Baldwin's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Alexander-and-Baldwin overview

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) is Hawai'i's premier commercial real estate company and the largest owner of grocery-anchored, neighborhood shopping centers in the state. A&B owns, operates and manages approximately 3.9 million square feet of commercial space in Hawai'i, including 22 retail centers, ten industrial assets and four office properties, as well as 154 acres of ground leases. These core assets comprise nearly 72% of A&B's total assets. A&B's non-core assets include renewable energy generation facilities, approximately 27,000 acres of agricultural and conservation land and a vertically integrated paving business. A&B is achieving its strategic objective of becoming a Hawai'i-focused commercial real estate company by expanding and strengthening its Hawai'i CRE portfolio and monetizing non-core assets. Over its 150-year history, A&B has evolved with the state's economy and played a leadership role in the development of the agricultural, transportation, tourism, construction, residential and commercial real estate industries.

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