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How to buy CoStar Group (CSGP) stock

Learn how to easily invest in CoStar Group stock.

CoStar Group, Inc
NASDAQ: CSGP - USD
REAL ESTATE SERVICES
$89.02
-$0.25 (-0.28%)

CoStar Group, Inc is a real estate services business based in the US. CoStar Group shares (CSGP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CoStar Group employs 4,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CoStar Group stock price (NASDAQ: CSGP)

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CoStar Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$854.00
52-week range$69.72 - $95.28
50-day moving average $86.13
200-day moving average $86.33
Wall St. target price$105.04
PE ratio 152.1502
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.59

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CoStar Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $854 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 905.65%
3 months (2021-04-28) -0.95%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is CoStar Group under- or over-valued?

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

CoStar Group's P/E ratio

CoStar Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 152x. In other words, CoStar Group shares trade at around 152x 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.

CoStar Group's PEG ratio

CoStar Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1519. 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 CoStar Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CoStar Group's EBITDA

CoStar Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $442.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CoStar Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CoStar Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.24%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.38%
Return on equity TTM 5.13%
Profit margin 13.25%
Book value $13.80
Market capitalisation $35.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CoStar Group shares

There are currently 4.5 million CoStar Group shares held short by investors – that's known as CoStar Group's "short interest". This figure is 16.4% down from 5.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CoStar Group shares can be evaluated.

CoStar Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CoStar Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CoStar Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CoStar Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). CoStar Group's SIR currently stands at 1.72. In other words for every 100,000 CoStar Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1720 shares are currently held short.

However CoStar Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CoStar Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable CoStar Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CoStar Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CoStar Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0116% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CoStar Group shares, roughly 12 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 CoStar Group.

Find out more about how you can short CoStar Group stock.

CoStar Group'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 CoStar Group.

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

CoStar Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.07

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CoStar Group's overall score of 31.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 50th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CoStar Group 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.).

CoStar Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.17/100

CoStar Group's environmental score of 8.17 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CoStar Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CoStar Group's social score

Social score: 21.33/100

CoStar Group's social score of 21.33 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CoStar Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CoStar Group's governance score

Governance score: 12.57/100

CoStar Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CoStar Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CoStar Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CoStar Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that CoStar Group has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CoStar Group, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.07
Total ESG percentile 50.16
Environmental score 8.17
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 21.33
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.57
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

CoStar Group share dividends

We're not expecting CoStar Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have CoStar Group's shares ever split?

CoStar Group's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 27 June 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CoStar Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CoStar Group shares which in turn could have impacted CoStar Group's share price.

CoStar Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CoStar Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $69.7185 up to $95.276. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSGP.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while CoStar Group's is 0.8738. This would suggest that CoStar Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

CoStar Group overview

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace services to the commercial real estate, hospitality, residential, and related professionals industries in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It offers CoStar Property Professional that provides inventory of office, industrial, retail, and multifamily, and student housing properties and land; CoStar COMPS Professional, which covers comparable commercial real estate sales information; CoStar Market Analytics to view and report on aggregated market and submarket trends; and CoStar Tenant, an online business-to-business prospecting and analytical tool that provides tenant information. The company also provides CoStar Lease Comps, a tool to capture, manage, and maintain lease data; CoStar Lease Analysis, a workflow tool; CoStar Public Record, a searchable database of commercially-zoned parcels; CoStar Real Estate Manager, a real estate and asset management, and lease accounting software; and CoStar Risk Analytics and CoStar Investment Analysis that provides market research, consulting and analysis, portfolio and debt analysis, and management and reporting services, as well as STAR Report that offers benchmarking and analytics services. In addition, it offers apartment marketing sites, such as Apartments. com, ApartmentFinder. com, ForRent.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of CoStar Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.07% of CoStar Group shares are held by insiders and 98.306% by institutions.
How many people work for CoStar Group?
Latest data suggests 4,700 work at CoStar Group.
When does the fiscal year end for CoStar Group?
CoStar Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is CoStar Group based?
CoStar Group's address is: 1331 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States, 20005
What is CoStar Group's ISIN number?
CoStar Group's international securities identification number is: US22160N1090
What is CoStar Group's CUSIP number?
CoStar Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 22160N109

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