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How to buy American Realty Investors stock | $10.9

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American Realty Investors, Inc is a real estate-development business based in the US. American Realty Investors shares (ARL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American Realty Investors

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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 American Realty Investors. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ARL. 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 Realty Investors 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$10.9, 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 Realty Investors, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Realty Investors. 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 Realty Investors share price

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American Realty Investors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$10.9
52-week rangeUSD$5.99 - USD$17.44
50-day moving average USD$10.5579
200-day moving average USD$9.5179
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 19.4386
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.57

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Is it a good time to buy American Realty Investors stock?

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American Realty Investors price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.9 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) 18.74%
1 month (2020-12-16) -16.98%
3 months (2020-10-15) 10.55%
6 months (2020-07-15) 11.45%
1 year (2020-01-15) -32.34%
2 years (2019-01-15) -6.84%
3 years (2018-01-12) 12.72
5 years (2016-01-15) 129.47%

Is American Realty Investors under- or over-valued?

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

American Realty Investors's P/E ratio

American Realty Investors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, American Realty Investors shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

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

American Realty Investors's EBITDA

American Realty Investors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$296,000.

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

American Realty Investors financials

Revenue TTM USD$46.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$20 million
Return on assets TTM -1.01%
Return on equity TTM 2.89%
Profit margin 19.81%
Book value $15.51
Market capitalisation USD$177.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Realty Investors shares

There are currently 57,829 American Realty Investors shares held short by investors – that's known as American Realty Investors's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% up from 55,113 last month.

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

American Realty Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Realty Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Realty Investors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Realty Investors shares traded daily (recently around 3170.4495614035). American Realty Investors's SIR currently stands at 18.24. In other words for every 100,000 American Realty Investors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 18240 shares are currently held short.

However American Realty Investors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Realty Investors shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Realty Investors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Realty Investors's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Realty Investors shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0426% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Realty Investors shares, roughly 43 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 American Realty Investors.

Find out more about how you can short American Realty Investors stock.

American Realty Investors share dividends

We're not expecting American Realty Investors to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have American Realty Investors's shares ever split?

American Realty Investors's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 March 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Realty Investors shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Realty Investors shares which in turn could have impacted American Realty Investors's share price.

American Realty Investors share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Realty Investors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.99 up to $17.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARL.US volatility(beta: 1.13)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 American Realty Investors's is 1.126. This would suggest that American Realty Investors's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American Realty Investors overview

American Realty Investors, Inc. acquires, develops, and owns residential and commercial real estate properties in the southwestern, southeastern, and mid-western United States. The company leases apartment units to residents; and leases office, industrial, and retail space to various for-profit businesses, as well as local, state, and federal agencies; and sells land and properties. As of December 31, 2018, its portfolio included 7 commercial properties comprising 5 office buildings and 2 retail properties; 9 residential apartment communities consisting of 1,489 units; and 49 residential apartment communities totaling 9,192 units. The company also owns or controls 2,346 acres of improved and unimproved land. American Realty Investors, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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