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How to buy Cousins Properties Incorporated stock

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Cousins Properties Incorporated is a reit-office business based in the US. Cousins Properties Incorporated shares (CUZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cousins Properties Incorporated employs 316 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$748.4 million.

How to buy shares in Cousins Properties Incorporated

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  3. Search for Cousins Properties Incorporated. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CUZ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. 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 Cousins Properties Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cousins Properties Incorporated. 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.

Cousins Properties Incorporated share price

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Cousins Properties Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$22.1292 - USD$36.813
50-day moving average USD$35.3017
200-day moving average USD$32.5517
Wall St. target priceUSD$40
PE ratio 22.2904
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (3.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.598

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Is it a good time to buy Cousins Properties Incorporated stock?

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Is Cousins Properties Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Cousins Properties Incorporated's P/E ratio

Cousins Properties Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Cousins Properties Incorporated shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Cousins Properties Incorporated's EBITDA

Cousins Properties Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$469 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cousins Properties Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cousins Properties Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$748.4 million
Operating margin TTM 24.09%
Gross profit TTM USD$497.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.58%
Return on equity TTM 5.34%
Profit margin 31.7%
Book value $30.069
Market capitalisation USD$5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cousins Properties Incorporated shares

There are currently 2.8 million Cousins Properties Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Cousins Properties Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 39.8% down from 4.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cousins Properties Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Cousins Properties Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cousins Properties Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cousins Properties Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cousins Properties Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 949726.68918919). Cousins Properties Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.96. In other words for every 100,000 Cousins Properties Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2960 shares are currently held short.

However Cousins Properties Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cousins Properties Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cousins Properties Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cousins Properties Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cousins Properties Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0256% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cousins Properties Incorporated shares, roughly 26 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 Cousins Properties Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Cousins Properties Incorporated stock.

Cousins Properties Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 43.37% of net profits

Recently Cousins Properties Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 43.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cousins Properties Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 3.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cousins Properties Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

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

Cousins Properties Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 18 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cousins Properties Incorporated's shares ever split?

Cousins Properties Incorporated's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 16 June 2019. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cousins Properties Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cousins Properties Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Cousins Properties Incorporated's share price.

Cousins Properties Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cousins Properties Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.1292 up to $36.813. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CUZ.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Cousins Properties Incorporated's is 1.0965. This would suggest that Cousins Properties Incorporated'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).

Cousins Properties Incorporated overview

Cousins Properties is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company, based in Atlanta, GA and acting through its operating partnership, Cousins Properties LP, primarily invests in Class A office towers located in high-growth Sun Belt markets. Founded in 1958, Cousins creates shareholder value through its extensive expertise in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of high-quality real estate assets. The Company has a comprehensive strategy in place based on a simple platform, trophy assets and opportunistic investments. .

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