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How to buy American Finance Trust stock | $5.93

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American Finance Trust, Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. American Finance Trust shares (AFIN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American Finance Trust

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 American Finance Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AFIN. 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 American Finance Trust 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$5.93, 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 American Finance Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Finance Trust. 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.

American Finance Trust share price

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American Finance Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$5.93
52-week rangeUSD$3.9999 - USD$12.772
50-day moving average USD$7.6079
200-day moving average USD$7.1719
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.85 (11.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.274

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Is it a good time to buy American Finance Trust stock?

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American Finance Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.93 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-08) -22.99%
1 month (2020-12-16) -23.88%
3 months (2020-10-16) -3.73%
6 months (2020-07-16) -18.77%
1 year (2020-01-16) -55.04%
2 years (2019-01-16) -55.28%
3 years (2018-01-12) N/A
5 years (2016-01-12) N/A

Is American Finance Trust under- or over-valued?

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

American Finance Trust's EBITDA

American Finance Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$177.8 million.

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

American Finance Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$304.2 million
Operating margin TTM 16.31%
Gross profit TTM USD$216.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.88%
Return on equity TTM -1.73%
Profit margin -9.38%
Book value $14.65
Market capitalisation USD$837 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Finance Trust shares

There are currently 3.4 million American Finance Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as American Finance Trust's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% up from 3.2 million last month.

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

American Finance Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Finance Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Finance Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Finance Trust shares traded daily (recently around 450640.98798398). American Finance Trust's SIR currently stands at 7.49. In other words for every 100,000 American Finance Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7490 shares are currently held short.

However American Finance Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Finance Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Finance Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Finance Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Finance Trust shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0366% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Finance Trust shares, roughly 37 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 American Finance Trust.

Find out more about how you can short American Finance Trust stock.

American Finance Trust share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32.2% of net profits

Recently American Finance Trust has paid out, on average, around 32.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Finance Trust shareholders could enjoy a 11.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Finance Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.85 per share.

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

American Finance Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

American Finance Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Finance Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.9999 up to $12.772. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AFIN.US volatility(beta: 1.37)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while American Finance Trust's is 1.3748. This would suggest that American Finance Trust's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American Finance Trust overview

American Finance Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFIN) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the Nasdaq focused on acquiring and managing a diversified portfolio of primarily service-oriented and traditional retail and distribution related commercial real estate properties in the U.S.

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