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How to buy Corporate Office Properties Trust stock

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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 406 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Corporate Office Properties Trust share price

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Corporate Office Properties Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$14.55 - $28.01
50-day moving average $26.49
200-day moving average $25.29
Wall St. target price$30.46
PE ratio 30.7052
Dividend yield $1.1 (4.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.87

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Is Corporate Office Properties Trust under- or over-valued?

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 31x. In other words, Corporate Office Properties Trust shares trade at around 31x 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.

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 $305 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 $611.2 million
Operating margin TTM 27%
Gross profit TTM $339.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.6%
Return on equity TTM 5.93%
Profit margin 15.93%
Book value $14.85
Market capitalisation $3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Corporate Office Properties Trust shares

There are currently 2.0 million Corporate Office Properties Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Corporate Office Properties Trust's "short interest". This figure is 12.4% up from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Corporate Office Properties Trust shares can be evaluated.

Corporate Office Properties Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Corporate Office Properties Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Corporate Office Properties Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Corporate Office Properties Trust shares traded daily (recently around 719998.94366197). Corporate Office Properties Trust's SIR currently stands at 2.84. In other words for every 100,000 Corporate Office Properties Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2840 shares are currently held short.

However Corporate Office Properties Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Corporate Office Properties Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Corporate Office Properties Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Corporate Office Properties Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Corporate Office Properties Trust shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0287% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Corporate Office Properties Trust shares, roughly 29 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 Corporate Office Properties Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Corporate Office Properties Trust stock.

Corporate Office Properties Trust share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.53% of net profits

Recently Corporate Office Properties Trust has paid out, on average, around 30.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.03% 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 4.03% 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.

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

Corporate Office Properties Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (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 $14.5486 up to $28.0086. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OFC.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Corporate Office Properties Trust's is 1.0645. This would suggest that Corporate Office Properties Trust'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).

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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