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Dillard's, Inc is a department stores business based in the US. Dillards shares (DDS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dillards employs 22,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Dillards

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Dillards. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DDS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Dillards reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$48.85, 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 Dillards, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dillards. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Dillards's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Dillards's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$48.85, which is 21.51% down on its pre-crash value of USD$62.24 and 46.78% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$33.28.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Dillards shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$587.97 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$807.49.

Dillards share price

Use our graph to track the performance of DDS stocks over time.

Dillards shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$48.85
52-week rangeUSD$22.18 - USD$80.47
50-day moving average USD$36.8609
200-day moving average USD$29.6874
Wall St. target priceUSD$30
PE ratio 6.7306
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (1.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.975

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Is it a good time to buy Dillards stock?

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Dillards price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $48.85 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -4.01%
1 month (2020-09-25) 59.54%
3 months (2020-07-24) 95.56%
6 months (2020-04-24) 87.45%
1 year (2019-10-25) -33.76%
2 years (2018-10-25) -31.70%
3 years (2017-10-25) -7.83%
5 years (2015-10-23) -44.85%

Is Dillards under- or over-valued?

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

Dillards's P/E ratio

Dillards's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Dillards shares trade at around 7x 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.

Dillards's EBITDA

Dillards's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$82.2 million.

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

Dillards financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.58%
Return on equity TTM -6.46%
Profit margin -1.89%
Book value $61.282
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dillards shares

There are currently 6.5 million Dillards shares held short by investors – that's known as Dillards's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% down from 6.8 million last month.

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

Dillards's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dillards's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dillards shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dillards shares traded daily (recently around 470980.63354932). Dillards's SIR currently stands at 13.89. In other words for every 100,000 Dillards shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13890 shares are currently held short.

However Dillards's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dillards shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dillards shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dillards's short interest could be expressed as 0.29% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dillards shares in existence, roughly 290 shares are currently held short) or 1.4173% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dillards shares, roughly 1417 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 Dillards.

Find out more about how you can short Dillards stock.

Dillards share dividends

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

Have Dillards's shares ever split?

Dillards's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 8 June 1992. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dillards shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dillards shares which in turn could have impacted Dillards's share price.

Dillards share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dillards's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.18 up to $80.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DDS.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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dillards's is 0.8676. This would suggest that Dillards's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Dillards overview

Dillard's, Inc. operates as a fashion apparel, cosmetics, and home furnishing retailer in the southwest, southeast, and midwest regions of the United States. Its stores offer merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men, and children; accessories; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. As of April 30, 2020, the company had 257 Dillard's stores and 28 clearance centers, and an Internet store at It also engages in the general contracting construction activities. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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