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How to buy Americold Realty Trust stock | $33.6

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Americold Realty Trust is a reit-industrial business based in the US. Americold Realty Trust shares (COLD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Americold Realty Trust employs 12,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.

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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 Americold Realty Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: COLD. 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 Americold Realty 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$33.6, 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 Americold Realty Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Americold Realty 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.

Americold Realty Trust share price

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Americold Realty Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$33.6
52-week rangeUSD$22.8876 - USD$41.0498
50-day moving average USD$34.9191
200-day moving average USD$36.7903
Wall St. target priceUSD$43.71
PE ratio 83.4862
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (2.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.436

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Is it a good time to buy Americold Realty Trust stock?

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Americold Realty Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.6 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) -1.64%
1 month (2020-12-23) -7.00%
3 months (2020-10-23) -9.65%
6 months (2020-07-22) -13.80%
1 year (2020-01-22) -4.55%
2 years (2019-01-22) 18.69%
3 years (2018-01-22) 88.87%
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Americold Realty Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Americold Realty Trust's P/E ratio

Americold Realty Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 83x. In other words, Americold Realty Trust shares trade at around 83x 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.

Americold Realty Trust's PEG ratio

Americold Realty Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.736. 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 Americold Realty Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Americold Realty Trust's EBITDA

Americold Realty Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$373.1 million.

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

Americold Realty Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.85%
Gross profit TTM USD$478.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.74%
Return on equity TTM 4.53%
Profit margin 4.58%
Book value $10.354
Market capitalisation USD$7.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Americold Realty Trust shares

There are currently 30.3 million Americold Realty Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Americold Realty Trust's "short interest". This figure is 15.6% up from 26.2 million last month.

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

Americold Realty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Americold Realty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Americold Realty Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Americold Realty Trust shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Americold Realty Trust's SIR currently stands at 15.19. In other words for every 100,000 Americold Realty Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15190 shares are currently held short.

However Americold Realty Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Americold Realty Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Americold Realty Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Americold Realty Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Americold Realty Trust shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.1712% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Americold Realty Trust shares, roughly 171 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 Americold Realty Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Americold Realty Trust stock.

Americold Realty Trust share dividends

72%

Dividend payout ratio: 71.79% of net profits

Recently Americold Realty Trust has paid out, on average, around 71.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Americold Realty Trust shareholders could enjoy a 2.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Americold Realty Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

Americold Realty Trust'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.

Americold Realty Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Americold Realty Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Americold Realty Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.8876 up to $41.0498. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Americold Realty Trust's is 0.0781. This would suggest that Americold Realty Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Americold Realty Trust overview

Americold is the world's largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 185 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1 billion refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers.

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