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How to buy Franklin Street Properties stock

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Franklin Street Properties Corp is a reit-office business based in the US. Franklin Street Properties shares (FSP) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Franklin Street Properties employs 37 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$245.8 million.

How to buy shares in Franklin Street Properties

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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 Franklin Street Properties. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FSP. 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 Franklin Street Properties 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. 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 Franklin Street Properties, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Franklin Street Properties. 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.

Franklin Street Properties share price

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Franklin Street Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$3.2104 - USD$7.1437
50-day moving average USD$4.3726
200-day moving average USD$4.4104
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.63
PE ratio 16.3322
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.304

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Is it a good time to buy Franklin Street Properties stock?

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Is Franklin Street Properties under- or over-valued?

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

Franklin Street Properties's P/E ratio

Franklin Street Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Franklin Street Properties shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

Franklin Street Properties's EBITDA

Franklin Street Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$108.6 million.

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

Franklin Street Properties financials

Revenue TTM USD$245.8 million
Operating margin TTM 10.97%
Gross profit TTM USD$130.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.93%
Return on equity TTM 4.2%
Profit margin 13.27%
Book value $7.156
Market capitalisation USD$532.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Franklin Street Properties shares

There are currently 3.0 million Franklin Street Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as Franklin Street Properties's "short interest". This figure is 6% up from 2.8 million last month.

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

Franklin Street Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Franklin Street Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Franklin Street Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Franklin Street Properties shares traded daily (recently around 444229.48148148). Franklin Street Properties's SIR currently stands at 6.75. In other words for every 100,000 Franklin Street Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6750 shares are currently held short.

However Franklin Street Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Franklin Street Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable Franklin Street Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Franklin Street Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Franklin Street Properties shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0442% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Franklin Street Properties shares, roughly 44 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 Franklin Street Properties.

Find out more about how you can short Franklin Street Properties stock.

Franklin Street Properties share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.55% of net profits

Recently Franklin Street Properties has paid out, on average, around 42.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franklin Street Properties shareholders could enjoy a 8.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franklin Street Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

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

Franklin Street Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 18 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Franklin Street Properties share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Franklin Street Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.2104 up to $7.1437. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSP.US volatility(beta: 0.98)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Franklin Street Properties's is 0.9797. This would suggest that Franklin Street Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Franklin Street Properties overview

Franklin Street Properties Corp., based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is focused on infill and central business district (CBD) office properties in the U.S. Sunbelt and Mountain West, as well as select opportunistic markets. FSP seeks value-oriented investments with an eye towards long-term growth and appreciation, as well as current income. FSP is a Maryland corporation that operates in a manner intended to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes.

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