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How to buy Equity Commonwealth stock

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Equity Commonwealth is a reit-office business based in the US. Equity Commonwealth shares (EQC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Equity Commonwealth employs 28 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Equity Commonwealth share price

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Equity Commonwealth shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$25.72 - $30.68
50-day moving average $28.38
200-day moving average $27.59
Wall St. target price$30.75
PE ratio 8.014
Dividend yield $1 (3.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.57

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Is it a good time to buy Equity Commonwealth stock?

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Is Equity Commonwealth under- or over-valued?

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

Equity Commonwealth's P/E ratio

Equity Commonwealth's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Equity Commonwealth shares trade at around 8x 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.

Equity Commonwealth's EBITDA

Equity Commonwealth's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.2 million.

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

Equity Commonwealth financials

Revenue TTM $66.3 million
Gross profit TTM $37.4 million
Return on assets TTM -0.29%
Return on equity TTM 13.93%
Profit margin 680.91%
Book value $25.65
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Equity Commonwealth shares

There are currently 2.0 million Equity Commonwealth shares held short by investors – that's known as Equity Commonwealth's "short interest". This figure is 19.5% down from 2.5 million last month.

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

Equity Commonwealth's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Equity Commonwealth's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Equity Commonwealth shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Equity Commonwealth shares traded daily (recently around 934446.47887324). Equity Commonwealth's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Equity Commonwealth shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.

However Equity Commonwealth's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Equity Commonwealth shares, or, against the total number of tradable Equity Commonwealth shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Equity Commonwealth's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Equity Commonwealth shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0204% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Equity Commonwealth shares, roughly 20 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 Equity Commonwealth.

Find out more about how you can short Equity Commonwealth stock.

Equity Commonwealth share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.82% of net profits

Recently Equity Commonwealth has paid out, on average, around 31.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equity Commonwealth shareholders could enjoy a 10.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equity Commonwealth's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

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

Equity Commonwealth's most recent dividend payout was on 19 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Equity Commonwealth's shares ever split?

Equity Commonwealth's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 30 June 2010. 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 Equity Commonwealth shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equity Commonwealth shares which in turn could have impacted Equity Commonwealth's share price.

Equity Commonwealth share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equity Commonwealth's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.7167 up to $30.6782. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Equity Commonwealth's is 0.2796. This would suggest that Equity Commonwealth's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Equity Commonwealth overview

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) is a Chicago based, internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) with commercial office properties in the United States. EQC's same property portfolio is comprised of 4 properties and 1. 5 million square feet. .

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