How to buy Global Self Storage stock - 14 April

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How to buy Global Self Storage stock

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Global Self Storage, Inc is a reit-industrial business based in the US. Global Self Storage shares (SELF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Global Self Storage employs 33 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9 million.

How to buy shares in Global Self Storage

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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 Global Self Storage. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SELF. 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 Global Self Storage 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 Global Self Storage, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Global Self Storage. 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.

Global Self Storage share price

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Global Self Storage shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week rangeUSD$2.5232 - USD$4.92
50-day moving average USD$4.2797
200-day moving average USD$4.0888
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.75
PE ratio 192
Dividend yield USD$0.26 (5.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.006

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Is it a good time to buy Global Self Storage stock?

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Is Global Self Storage under- or over-valued?

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

Global Self Storage's P/E ratio

Global Self Storage's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 192x. In other words, Global Self Storage shares trade at around 192x 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.

Global Self Storage's EBITDA

Global Self Storage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Global Self Storage's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Global Self Storage financials

Revenue TTM USD$9 million
Operating margin TTM 12.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.15%
Return on equity TTM -0.06%
Profit margin -0.27%
Book value $4.307
Market capitalisation USD$45.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Global Self Storage shares

There are currently 31,332 Global Self Storage shares held short by investors – that's known as Global Self Storage's "short interest". This figure is 7.7% up from 29,105 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Global Self Storage shares can be evaluated.

Global Self Storage's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Global Self Storage's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Global Self Storage shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Global Self Storage shares traded daily (recently around 31332). Global Self Storage's SIR currently stands at 1. In other words for every 100,000 Global Self Storage shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1000 shares are currently held short.

However Global Self Storage's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Global Self Storage shares, or, against the total number of tradable Global Self Storage shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Global Self Storage's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Global Self Storage shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0036% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Global Self Storage shares, roughly 4 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 Global Self Storage.

Find out more about how you can short Global Self Storage stock.

Global Self Storage share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 461.19% of net profits

Recently Global Self Storage has paid out, on average, around 461.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Global Self Storage shareholders could enjoy a 5.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Self Storage's case, that would currently equate to about $0.26 per share.

Global Self Storage'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.

Global Self Storage's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Global Self Storage share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Global Self Storage's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.5232 up to $4.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SELF.US volatility(beta: 0.66)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 Global Self Storage's is 0.6598. This would suggest that Global Self Storage's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Global Self Storage overview

Global Self Storage is a self-administered and self-managed REIT that owns, operates, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops self-storage properties. The company's self-storage properties are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the company owns and/or manages 13 self-storage properties in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.

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