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Highwoods Properties, Inc is a reit—office business based in the US. Highwoods Properties shares (HIW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Highwoods Properties employs 431 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$759.5 million.
|52-week range||USD$25.1 - USD$52.76|
|50-day moving average||USD$34.9551|
|200-day moving average||USD$36.8665|
|Wall St. target price||USD$43.73|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.92 (5.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.989|
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Valuing Highwoods Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Highwoods Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Highwoods 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 11x. In other words, Highwoods Properties shares trade at around 11x 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.
Highwoods Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.09. 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 Highwoods Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Highwoods Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$433.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Highwoods Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$759.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||29.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$490.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.52%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.0 million Highwoods Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as Highwoods Properties's "short interest". This figure is 27.3% down from 1.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Highwoods Properties shares can be evaluated.
Highwoods Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Highwoods Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Highwoods Properties shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Highwoods Properties's SIR currently stands at 1.01. In other words for every 100,000 Highwoods Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1010 shares are currently held short.
However Highwoods Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Highwoods Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable Highwoods Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Highwoods Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Highwoods Properties shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0134% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Highwoods Properties shares, roughly 13 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 Highwoods Properties.
Find out more about how you can short Highwoods Properties stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 64% of net profits
Recently Highwoods Properties has paid out, on average, around 64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Highwoods Properties shareholders could enjoy a 5.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Highwoods Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $1.92 per share.
Highwoods Properties'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.
Highwoods Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Highwoods Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.1 up to $52.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Highwoods Properties's is 0.9548. This would suggest that Highwoods Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Highwoods Properties, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, is a publicly-traded (NYSE:HIW) real estate investment trust (?REIT?) and a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. Highwoods is a fully-integrated office REIT that owns, develops, acquires, leases and manages properties primarily in the best business districts (BBDs) of Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond and Tampa.
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