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Douglas Emmett, Inc is a reit—office business based in the US. Douglas Emmett shares (DEI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Douglas Emmett employs 713 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$944.5 million.

How to buy shares in Douglas Emmett

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  3. Search for Douglas Emmett. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DEI. 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 Douglas Emmett 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$32.08, 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 Douglas Emmett, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Douglas Emmett. 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 Douglas Emmett's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$32.08, which is 27.94% down on its pre-crash value of USD$44.52 and 38.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$23.16.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Douglas Emmett shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$590.91 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$771.84.

Douglas Emmett share price

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Douglas Emmett shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$32.08
52-week range USD$23.16 - USD$45.59
50-day moving average USD$26.034
200-day moving average USD$28.7643
Wall St. target price USD$31.64
PE ratio 13.1693
Dividend yield USD$1.12 (4.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.872

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Is it a good time to buy Douglas Emmett stock?

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Douglas Emmett price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.08 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -1.78%
1 month (2020-10-23) 27.30%
3 months (2020-08-25) 13.48%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) -26.62%
2 years (2018-11-23) -9.74%
3 years (2017-11-24) -21.60%
5 years (2015-11-25) 3.25%

Is Douglas Emmett under- or over-valued?

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

Douglas Emmett's P/E ratio

Douglas Emmett's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Douglas Emmett shares trade at around 13x 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.

Douglas Emmett's PEG ratio

Douglas Emmett's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.09. 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 Douglas Emmett's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Douglas Emmett's EBITDA

Douglas Emmett's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$585.5 million.

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

Douglas Emmett financials

Revenue TTM USD$944.5 million
Operating margin TTM 26.6%
Gross profit TTM USD$645.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.75%
Return on equity TTM 9.15%
Profit margin 34.94%
Book value $14.147
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Douglas Emmett shares

There are currently 4.2 million Douglas Emmett shares held short by investors – that's known as Douglas Emmett's "short interest". This figure is 18.9% up from 3.6 million last month.

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

Douglas Emmett's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Douglas Emmett's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Douglas Emmett shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Douglas Emmett shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Douglas Emmett's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 Douglas Emmett shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However Douglas Emmett's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Douglas Emmett shares, or, against the total number of tradable Douglas Emmett shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Douglas Emmett's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Douglas Emmett shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0351% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Douglas Emmett shares, roughly 35 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 Douglas Emmett.

Find out more about how you can short Douglas Emmett stock.

Douglas Emmett'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 Douglas Emmett.

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

Douglas Emmett's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Douglas Emmett's overall score of 18.61 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Douglas Emmett's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.89/100

Douglas Emmett's social score

Social score: 4.63/100

Douglas Emmett's governance score

Governance score: 3.09/100

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Douglas Emmett, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 18.61
Total ESG percentile 16.3
Environmental score 0.89
Social score 4.63
Governance score 3.09

Douglas Emmett share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 59.89% of net profits

Recently Douglas Emmett has paid out, on average, around 59.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Douglas Emmett shareholders could enjoy a 4.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Douglas Emmett's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.

Douglas Emmett's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Douglas Emmett's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Douglas Emmett share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Douglas Emmett's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.16 up to $45.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DEI.US volatility(beta: 0.69)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 Douglas Emmett's is 0.6856. This would suggest that Douglas Emmett's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Douglas Emmett overview

Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), and one of the largest owners and operators of high-quality office and multifamily properties located in the premier coastal submarkets of Los Angeles and Honolulu. Douglas Emmett focuses on owning and acquiring a substantial share of top-tier office properties and premier multifamily communities in neighborhoods that possess significant supply constraints, high-end executive housing and key lifestyle amenities.

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