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Federal Realty Investment Trust is a reit—retail business based in the US. Federal Realty Investment Trust shares (FRT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Federal Realty Investment Trust employs 308 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$874.9 million.

How to buy shares in Federal Realty Investment Trust

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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 Federal Realty Investment Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FRT. 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 Federal Realty Investment Trust 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$73.41, 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 Federal Realty Investment Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Federal Realty Investment Trust. 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 Federal Realty Investment Trust's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$73.41, which is 43.09% down on its pre-crash value of USD$129 and 11.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$65.55.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$533.36 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$587.28.

Federal Realty Investment Trust share price

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Federal Realty Investment Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$73.41
52-week range USD$64.81 - USD$141.3241
50-day moving average USD$77.6543
200-day moving average USD$79.7032
Wall St. target price USD$91.27
PE ratio 20.7159
Dividend yield USD$4.24 (5.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.574

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Is it a good time to buy Federal Realty Investment Trust stock?

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Federal Realty Investment Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $73.41 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -19.14%
1 month (2020-10-26) 0.15%
3 months (2020-08-26) -7.97%
6 months (2020-05-26) -12.06%
1 year (2019-11-26) -44.03%
2 years (2018-11-26) -43.00%
3 years (2017-11-24) -44.35%
5 years (2015-11-25) -49.73%

Is Federal Realty Investment Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Federal Realty Investment Trust's P/E ratio

Federal Realty Investment Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Federal Realty Investment Trust shares trade at around 21x 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.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's PEG ratio

Federal Realty Investment Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 26.3836. 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 Federal Realty Investment Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's EBITDA

Federal Realty Investment Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$526.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Federal Realty Investment Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Federal Realty Investment Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$874.9 million
Operating margin TTM 32.74%
Gross profit TTM USD$642.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.53%
Return on equity TTM 10.62%
Profit margin 31.79%
Book value $30.07
Market capitalisation USD$5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Federal Realty Investment Trust shares

There are currently 2.6 million Federal Realty Investment Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Federal Realty Investment Trust's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% up from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Federal Realty Investment Trust shares can be evaluated.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Federal Realty Investment Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares traded daily (recently around 700577.38419619). Federal Realty Investment Trust's SIR currently stands at 3.67. In other words for every 100,000 Federal Realty Investment Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3670 shares are currently held short.

However Federal Realty Investment Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Federal Realty Investment Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Federal Realty Investment Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Federal Realty Investment Trust shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0408% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Federal Realty Investment Trust shares, roughly 41 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 Federal Realty Investment Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Federal Realty Investment Trust stock.

Federal Realty Investment Trust'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 Federal Realty Investment Trust.

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

Federal Realty Investment Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.86

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Federal Realty Investment Trust's overall score of 15.86 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Federal Realty Investment Trust 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.).

Federal Realty Investment Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.22/100

Federal Realty Investment Trust's environmental score of 7.22 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Federal Realty Investment Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's social score

Social score: 10.01/100

Federal Realty Investment Trust's social score of 10.01 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Federal Realty Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's governance score

Governance score: 10.14/100

Federal Realty Investment Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Federal Realty Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Federal Realty Investment Trust scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Federal Realty Investment Trust has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Federal Realty Investment Trust was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 15.86
Total ESG percentile 7.44
Environmental score 7.22
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 10.01
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 10.14
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

Federal Realty Investment Trust share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 117.93% of net profits

Recently Federal Realty Investment Trust has paid out, on average, around 117.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Federal Realty Investment Trust shareholders could enjoy a 5.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Federal Realty Investment Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $4.24 per share.

Federal Realty Investment Trust'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.

Federal Realty Investment Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Federal Realty Investment Trust's shares ever split?

Federal Realty Investment Trust's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 6 November 1985. So if you had owned 2 shares 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 Federal Realty Investment Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Federal Realty Investment Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Federal Realty Investment Trust's share price.

Federal Realty Investment Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Federal Realty Investment Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $64.81 up to $141.3241. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRT.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 Federal Realty Investment Trust's is 0.9112. This would suggest that Federal Realty Investment Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Federal Realty Investment Trust overview

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, Federal Realty's mission is to deliver long-term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Its expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty's 104 properties include approximately 2,900 tenants, in 24 million square feet, and approximately 2,800 residential units. Federal Realty has increased its quarterly dividends to its shareholders for 53 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P 500 index member and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.

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