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How to buy Forestar Group stock | $20.77

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Forestar Group Inc is a real estate-development business based in the US. Forestar Group shares (FOR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Forestar Group employs 143 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$931.8 million.

How to buy shares in Forestar Group

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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 Forestar Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FOR. 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 Forestar Group 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$20.77, 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 Forestar Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Forestar Group. 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.

Forestar Group share price

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Forestar Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$20.77
52-week rangeUSD$9.43 - USD$23.11
50-day moving average USD$19.6188
200-day moving average USD$17.7923
Wall St. target priceUSD$23.2
PE ratio 16.9206
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.26

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Is it a good time to buy Forestar Group stock?

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Forestar Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.77 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-14) -5.63%
1 month (2020-12-22) 0.68%
3 months (2020-10-21) 17.28%
6 months (2020-07-21) 29.81%
1 year (2020-01-21) -8.26%
2 years (2019-01-18) 37.46%
3 years (2018-01-19) 21.9
5 years (2016-01-21) 135.22%

Is Forestar Group under- or over-valued?

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

Forestar Group's P/E ratio

Forestar Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Forestar Group shares trade at around 17x 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.

Forestar Group's PEG ratio

Forestar Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5. 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 Forestar Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Forestar Group's EBITDA

Forestar Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$77.3 million.

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

Forestar Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$931.8 million
Operating margin TTM 7.77%
Gross profit TTM USD$118.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.83%
Return on equity TTM 7.34%
Profit margin 6.53%
Book value $18.12
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Forestar Group shares

There are currently 461,935 Forestar Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Forestar Group's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 473,271 last month.

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

Forestar Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Forestar Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Forestar Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Forestar Group shares traded daily (recently around 74266.077170418). Forestar Group's SIR currently stands at 6.22. In other words for every 100,000 Forestar Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6220 shares are currently held short.

However Forestar Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Forestar Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Forestar Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Forestar Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Forestar Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0279% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Forestar Group shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Forestar Group.

Find out more about how you can short Forestar Group stock.

Forestar Group share dividends

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

Forestar Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Forestar Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.43 up to $23.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FOR.US volatility(beta: 2.2)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 Forestar Group's is 2.1958. This would suggest that Forestar Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Forestar Group overview

Forestar Group Inc. operates as a residential lot development company in the United States. It engages in the acquisition, entitlement, and development of infrastructure for single-family residential communities. Forestar Group Inc. sells residential lots primarily to homebuilders. The company was incorporated in 1955 and is headquartered in Arlington, Texas. Forestar Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc.

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