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How to buy Cushman-and-Wakefield stock

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Cushman & Wakefield plc is a real estate services business based in the US. Cushman-and-Wakefield shares (CWK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cushman-and-Wakefield employs 53,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.2 billion.

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Cushman-and-Wakefield share price

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Cushman-and-Wakefield shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$6.84 - USD$19.45
50-day moving average USD$15.0691
200-day moving average USD$13.4541
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.34
PE ratio 10090
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.001

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Is Cushman-and-Wakefield under- or over-valued?

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

Cushman-and-Wakefield's P/E ratio

Cushman-and-Wakefield's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10090x. In other words, Cushman-and-Wakefield shares trade at around 10090x 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.

Cushman-and-Wakefield's EBITDA

Cushman-and-Wakefield's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$317.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cushman-and-Wakefield's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cushman-and-Wakefield financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.29%
Return on equity TTM -16.67%
Profit margin -2.33%
Book value $4.716
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cushman-and-Wakefield shares

There are currently 6.8 million Cushman-and-Wakefield shares held short by investors – that's known as Cushman-and-Wakefield's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 6.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cushman-and-Wakefield shares can be evaluated.

Cushman-and-Wakefield's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cushman-and-Wakefield's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cushman-and-Wakefield shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cushman-and-Wakefield shares traded daily (recently around 662220.41015625). Cushman-and-Wakefield's SIR currently stands at 10.24. In other words for every 100,000 Cushman-and-Wakefield shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10240 shares are currently held short.

However Cushman-and-Wakefield's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cushman-and-Wakefield shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cushman-and-Wakefield shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cushman-and-Wakefield's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cushman-and-Wakefield shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0541% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cushman-and-Wakefield shares, roughly 54 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Cushman-and-Wakefield.

Find out more about how you can short Cushman-and-Wakefield stock.

Cushman-and-Wakefield share dividends

We're not expecting Cushman-and-Wakefield to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Cushman-and-Wakefield share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cushman-and-Wakefield's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.84 up to $19.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CWK.US volatility(beta: 1.52)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 Cushman-and-Wakefield's is 1.5227. This would suggest that Cushman-and-Wakefield's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cushman-and-Wakefield overview

Cushman & Wakefield plc provides commercial real estate services under the Cushman & Wakefield brand in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company's operating segments include the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. It offers integrated facilities management, project and development, portfolio administration, transaction management, and strategic consulting services; property management services, including client accounting, engineering and operations, lease compliance administration, project and development, and sustainability services; and janitorial, maintenance, critical environment management, landscaping, and office services. The company also provides owner representation and tenant representation leasing services; capital market services, such as investment sales and equity, and debt and structured financing for real estate purchase and sales transactions; and appraisal management, investment management, valuation advisory, portfolio advisory, diligence advisory, dispute analysis and litigation support, financial reporting, and property and/or portfolio valuation services on real estate debt and equity decisions. Cushman & Wakefield has a strategic partnership with Vanke Service. It serves real estate owners and occupiers. Cushman & Wakefield plc was founded in 1784 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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