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How to buy Corporate Office Properties Trust stock
Learn how to easily invest in Corporate Office Properties Trust stock.
Corporate Office Properties Trust is a reit-office business based in the US. Corporate Office Properties Trust shares (OFC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Corporate Office Properties Trust employs 405 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $736 million.
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Corporate Office Properties Trust stock price (NYSE: OFC)Use our graph to track the performance of OFC stocks over time.
Corporate Office Properties Trust shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$22.92|
|52-week range||$23.42 - $29.10|
|50-day moving average||$26.52|
|200-day moving average||$26.87|
|Wall St. target price||$30.75|
|Dividend yield||$1.1 (4.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.90|
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Corporate Office Properties Trust price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-5.09%|
|1 month (2022-08-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-14.25%|
|6 months (2022-03-31)||-19.69%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-17.41%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||-6.03%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||29.34|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||32.83|
Is Corporate Office Properties Trust stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Corporate Office Properties Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Corporate Office Properties Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Corporate Office Properties Trust's P/E ratio
Corporate Office Properties 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 27x. In other words, Corporate Office Properties Trust shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Corporate Office Properties Trust's PEG ratio
Corporate Office Properties Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.41. 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 Corporate Office Properties 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.
Corporate Office Properties Trust's EBITDA
Corporate Office Properties Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $322.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Corporate Office Properties Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Corporate Office Properties Trust financials
|Revenue TTM||$736 million|
|Operating margin TTM||24.19%|
|Gross profit TTM||$348.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Corporate Office Properties Trust share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 94.02% of net profits
Recently Corporate Office Properties Trust has paid out, on average, around 94.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Corporate Office Properties Trust shareholders could enjoy a 4.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Corporate Office Properties Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1.1 per share.
Corporate Office Properties 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.
Corporate Office Properties Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 17 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Corporate Office Properties Trust share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Corporate Office Properties Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.4233 up to $29.0966. 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 Corporate Office Properties Trust's is 0.9533. This would suggest that Corporate Office Properties Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Corporate Office Properties Trust overview
COPT is a REIT that owns, manages, leases, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties. The majority of its portfolio is in locations that support the United States Government and its contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology ("IT") related activities servicing what it believes are growing, durable, priority missions ("Defense/IT Locations"). The Company also owns a portfolio of office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region with durable Class-A office fundamentals and characteristics ("Regional Office Properties"). As of December 31, 2020, the Company derived 87% of its core portfolio annualized rental revenue from Defense/IT Locations and 13% from its Regional Office Properties. As of the same date and including 17 properties owned through unconsolidated joint ventures, COPT's core portfolio of 179 office and data center shell properties encompassed 20. 8 million square feet and was 95. 0% leased; the Company also owned one wholesale data center with a critical load of 19.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Corporate Office Properties Trust is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.352% of Corporate Office Properties Trust shares are held by insiders and 108.537% by institutions. How many people work for Corporate Office Properties Trust?
Latest data suggests 405 work at Corporate Office Properties Trust. When does the fiscal year end for Corporate Office Properties Trust?
Corporate Office Properties Trust's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Corporate Office Properties Trust based?
Corporate Office Properties Trust's address is: 6711 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD, United States, 21046 What is Corporate Office Properties Trust's ISIN number?
Corporate Office Properties Trust's international securities identification number is: US22002T1088 What is Corporate Office Properties Trust's CUSIP number?
Corporate Office Properties Trust's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 22002T108
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