How to buy Alexanders stock - 04 March

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How to buy Alexanders stock

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Alexander's, Inc is a reit-retail business based in the US. Alexanders shares (ALX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alexanders employs 70 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$199.1 million.

How to buy shares in Alexanders

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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 Alexanders. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ALX. 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 Alexanders 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. 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 Alexanders, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alexanders. 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.

Alexanders share price

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Alexanders shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$211.5991 - USD$307.6194
50-day moving average USD$270.8462
200-day moving average USD$264.5711
Wall St. target priceUSD$280
PE ratio 34.4246
Dividend yield USD$18 (6.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$8.19

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Is it a good time to buy Alexanders stock?

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Is Alexanders under- or over-valued?

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

Alexanders's P/E ratio

Alexanders's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Alexanders shares trade at around 34x 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.

Alexanders's EBITDA

Alexanders's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$104.4 million.

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

Alexanders financials

Revenue TTM USD$199.1 million
Operating margin TTM 36.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$110.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.38%
Return on equity TTM 18.36%
Profit margin 21.06%
Book value $39.792
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alexanders shares

There are currently 96,545 Alexanders shares held short by investors – that's known as Alexanders's "short interest". This figure is 12.6% up from 85,742 last month.

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

Alexanders's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alexanders's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alexanders shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alexanders shares traded daily (recently around 8543.8053097345). Alexanders's SIR currently stands at 11.3. In other words for every 100,000 Alexanders shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11300 shares are currently held short.

However Alexanders's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alexanders shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alexanders shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alexanders's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alexanders shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0457% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alexanders shares, roughly 46 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Alexanders.

Find out more about how you can short Alexanders stock.

Alexanders share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 111.73% of net profits

Recently Alexanders has paid out, on average, around 111.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alexanders shareholders could enjoy a 6.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alexanders's case, that would currently equate to about $18 per share.

Alexanders's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Alexanders's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Alexanders's shares ever split?

Alexanders's shares were split on 28 December 1970.

Alexanders share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alexanders's shares have ranged in value from as little as $211.5991 up to $307.6194. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALX.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 Alexanders's is 0.5923. This would suggest that Alexanders's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Alexanders overview

Alexander's, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which has seven properties in the greater New York City metropolitan area.

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