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Camden Property Trust is a reit—residential business based in the US. Camden Property Trust shares (CPT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Camden Property Trust employs 1,650 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Camden Property Trust

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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 Camden Property Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CPT. 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 Camden Property 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$101.76, 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 Camden Property Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Camden Property 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Camden Property Trust's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Camden Property Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$101.76, which is 15.50% down on its pre-crash value of USD$120.42 and 62.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$62.48.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Camden Property Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$603.01 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$911.77.

Camden Property Trust share price

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Camden Property Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$101.76
52-week range USD$62.48 - USD$120.73
50-day moving average USD$92.2771
200-day moving average USD$89.8493
Wall St. target price USD$102.31
PE ratio 47.235
Dividend yield USD$3.32 (3.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.995

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Is it a good time to buy Camden Property Trust stock?

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Camden Property Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $101.76 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) 3.16%
1 month (2020-10-30) 10.32%
3 months (2020-08-28) 11.73%
6 months (2020-05-29) 11.13%
1 year (2019-11-29) -8.78%
2 years (2018-11-30) 6.94%
3 years (2017-11-30) 11.48%
5 years (2015-11-30) 33.23%

Is Camden Property Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Camden Property Trust's P/E ratio

Camden Property 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 47x. In other words, Camden Property Trust shares trade at around 47x 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.

Camden Property Trust's PEG ratio

Camden Property Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.96. 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 Camden Property 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.

Camden Property Trust's EBITDA

Camden Property Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$600 million.

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

Camden Property Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$651.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.19%
Return on equity TTM 5.56%
Profit margin 18.68%
Book value $33.116
Market capitalisation USD$8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Camden Property Trust shares

There are currently 1.8 million Camden Property Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Camden Property Trust's "short interest". This figure is 42.1% up from 1.3 million last month.

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

Camden Property Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Camden Property Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Camden Property Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Camden Property Trust shares traded daily (recently around 854022.89719626). Camden Property Trust's SIR currently stands at 2.14. In other words for every 100,000 Camden Property Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2140 shares are currently held short.

However Camden Property Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Camden Property Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Camden Property Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Camden Property Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Camden Property Trust shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0273% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Camden Property Trust shares, roughly 27 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 Camden Property Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Camden Property Trust stock.

Camden Property Trust's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Camden Property Trust.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Camden Property Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.28

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Camden Property Trust's overall score of 23.28 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Camden Property Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Camden Property Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.75/100

Camden Property Trust's environmental score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Camden Property Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Camden Property Trust's social score

Social score: 13.62/100

Camden Property Trust's social score of 13.62 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Camden Property Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Camden Property Trust's governance score

Governance score: 14.4/100

Camden Property Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Camden Property Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Camden Property Trust was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 23.28
Total ESG percentile 23.7
Environmental score 11.75
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 13.62
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 14.4
Governance score percentile 9

Camden Property Trust share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 204.35% of net profits

Recently Camden Property Trust has paid out, on average, around 204.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Camden Property Trust shareholders could enjoy a 3.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Camden Property Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $3.32 per share.

Camden Property 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.

Camden Property Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 16 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Camden Property Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Camden Property Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.48 up to $120.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPT.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 Camden Property Trust's is 0.7248. This would suggest that Camden Property Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Camden Property Trust overview

Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 Company, is a real estate company primarily engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 164 properties containing 56,112 apartment homes across the United States. Upon completion of 7 properties currently under development, the Company's portfolio will increase to 58,051 apartment homes in 171 properties. Camden has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, most recently ranking #18. The Company also received a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award in 2020, ranking #25 for large U.S. companies.

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