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Gladstone Land Corporation is a reit-industrial business based in the US. Gladstone Land Corporation shares (LAND) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Gladstone Land Corporation

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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 Gladstone Land Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LAND. 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 Gladstone Land Corporation 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$14.64, 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 Gladstone Land Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gladstone Land Corporation. 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.

Gladstone Land Corporation share price

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Gladstone Land Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$14.64
52-week rangeUSD$9.2294 - USD$16.509
50-day moving average USD$14.6573
200-day moving average USD$15.1472
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.14
PE ratio 67.3596
Dividend yield USD$0.54 (3.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.178

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Is it a good time to buy Gladstone Land Corporation stock?

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Gladstone Land Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.64 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) 0.97%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.95%
3 months (2020-10-16) 2.74%
6 months (2020-07-17) -9.01%
1 year (2020-01-17) 9.01%
2 years (2019-01-18) 26.21%
3 years (2018-01-18) 10.74%
5 years (2016-01-15) 92.63%

Is Gladstone Land Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Gladstone Land Corporation's P/E ratio

Gladstone Land Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 67x. In other words, Gladstone Land Corporation shares trade at around 67x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Gladstone Land Corporation's PEG ratio

Gladstone Land Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 22.95. 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 Gladstone Land Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Gladstone Land Corporation's EBITDA

Gladstone Land Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$42.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gladstone Land Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gladstone Land Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$55.4 million
Operating margin TTM 49.8%
Gross profit TTM USD$34.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.11%
Return on equity TTM 2.04%
Profit margin 10.39%
Book value $14.29
Market capitalisation USD$344.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gladstone Land Corporation shares

There are currently 331,102 Gladstone Land Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Gladstone Land Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 344,025 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gladstone Land Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Gladstone Land Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gladstone Land Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gladstone Land Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gladstone Land Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 271395.08196721). Gladstone Land Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.22. In other words for every 100,000 Gladstone Land Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1220 shares are currently held short.

However Gladstone Land Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gladstone Land Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gladstone Land Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gladstone Land Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gladstone Land Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0151% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gladstone Land Corporation shares, roughly 15 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 Gladstone Land Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Gladstone Land Corporation stock.

Gladstone Land Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.79% of net profits

Recently Gladstone Land Corporation has paid out, on average, around 26.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gladstone Land Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gladstone Land Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

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

Gladstone Land Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Gladstone Land Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gladstone Land Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.2294 up to $16.509. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LAND.US volatility(beta: 0.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Gladstone Land Corporation's is 0.736. This would suggest that Gladstone Land Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Gladstone Land Corporation overview

Founded in 1997, Gladstone Land is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires and owns farmland and farm-related properties located in major agricultural markets in the U.S. and leases its properties to unrelated third-party farmers. The Company, which reports the aggregate fair value of its farmland holdings on a quarterly basis, currently owns 127 farms, comprised of approximately 94,000 acres in 13 different states, valued at approximately $1.0 billion. Gladstone Land's farms are predominantly located in regions where its tenants are able to grow fresh produce annual row crops, such as berries and vegetables, which are generally planted and harvested annually. The Company also owns farms growing permanent crops, such as almonds, apples, figs, olives, pistachios, and other orchards, as well as blueberry groves and vineyards, which are generally planted every 10 to 20-plus years and harvested annually. The Company may also acquire property related to farming, such as cooling facilities, processing buildings, packaging facilities, and distribution centers. The Company pays monthly distributions to its stockholders and has paid 93 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock since its initial public offering in January 2013. The Company has increased its common distributions 20 times over the prior 23 quarters, and the current per-share distribution on its common stock is $0.0449 per month, or $0.5388 per year.

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