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How to buy Great Ajax stock | $12.6

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Great Ajax Corp
-$0.37 (-2.84%)

Great Ajax Corp is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Great Ajax shares (AJX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AJX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Great Ajax stock price (NYSE: AJX)

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Great Ajax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$12.60
52-week range$7.22 - $13.36
50-day moving average $12.85
200-day moving average $11.89
Wall St. target price$15.90
PE ratio 10.1479
Dividend yield $0.68 (5.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.29

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Is it a good time to buy Great Ajax stock?

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Great Ajax price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.6 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -4.04%
3 months (2021-04-30) 3.19%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Great Ajax under- or over-valued?

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

Great Ajax's P/E ratio

Great Ajax's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Great Ajax shares trade at around 10x 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.

Great Ajax financials

Revenue TTM $73.9 million
Operating margin TTM 62.34%
Gross profit TTM $52.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.65%
Return on equity TTM 9.87%
Profit margin 50.11%
Book value $16.18
Market capitalisation $299.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Great Ajax shares

There are currently 388,178 Great Ajax shares held short by investors – that's known as Great Ajax's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 403,705 last month.

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

Great Ajax's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Great Ajax's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Great Ajax shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Great Ajax shares traded daily (recently around 70194.936708861). Great Ajax's SIR currently stands at 5.53. In other words for every 100,000 Great Ajax shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5530 shares are currently held short.

However Great Ajax's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Great Ajax shares, or, against the total number of tradable Great Ajax shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Great Ajax's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Great Ajax shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0181% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Great Ajax shares, roughly 18 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 Great Ajax.

Find out more about how you can short Great Ajax stock.

Great Ajax share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 57.85% of net profits

Recently Great Ajax has paid out, on average, around 57.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Great Ajax shareholders could enjoy a 5.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Great Ajax's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

Great Ajax'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.

Great Ajax's most recent dividend payout was on 30 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Great Ajax share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Great Ajax's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.2212 up to $13.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AJX.US volatility(beta: 1.74)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 Great Ajax's is 1.7394. This would suggest that Great Ajax's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Great Ajax overview

Great Ajax Corp. , real estate company, acquires, invests in, and manages a portfolio of residential mortgage and small balance commercial mortgage loans. The company also holds real estate owned properties acquired upon the foreclosure or other settlement of its non-performing loans, as well as through outright purchases. In addition, it acquires and originates small balance commercial loans (SBC) secured by multi-family residential and commercial mixed-use retail/residential properties; and invests in single-family and smaller commercial properties through a foreclosure event of a loan or a direct acquisition. The company elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for U. S. federal income tax purposes.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Great Ajax is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.303% of Great Ajax shares are held by insiders and 75.664% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Great Ajax?
Great Ajax's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Great Ajax based?
Great Ajax's address is: 13190 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard, OR, United States, 97223
What is Great Ajax's ISIN number?
Great Ajax's international securities identification number is: US38983D3008
What is Great Ajax's CUSIP number?
Great Ajax's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 38983D300

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