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iStar Inc is a reit—diversified business based in the US. iStar shares (STAR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. iStar employs 155 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$546.4 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, iStar's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$14.21, which is 13.46% down on its pre-crash value of USD$16.42 and 159.31% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$5.48.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of iStar shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$484.63 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$972.67.
|Latest market close||USD$14.21|
|52-week range||USD$5.3794 - USD$16.6797|
|50-day moving average||USD$12.6119|
|200-day moving average||USD$12.0996|
|Wall St. target price||USD$16|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.44 (3.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.568|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||20.42%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-05-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||N/A|
Valuing iStar stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of iStar's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
iStar's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, iStar shares trade at around 3x 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.
iStar's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$203.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a iStar's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$546.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||26.81%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$285.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||-4.75%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.7 million iStar shares held short by investors – that's known as iStar's "short interest". This figure is 13.2% down from 7.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting iStar shares can be evaluated.
iStar's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of iStar shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of iStar shares traded daily (recently around 327034.45583211). iStar's SIR currently stands at 20.49. In other words for every 100,000 iStar shares traded daily on the market, roughly 20490 shares are currently held short.
However iStar's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of iStar shares, or, against the total number of tradable iStar shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case iStar's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 iStar shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1316% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable iStar shares, roughly 132 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against iStar.
Find out more about how you can short iStar stock.
We're not expecting iStar to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
iStar's shares were split on 8 November 1999.
Over the last 12 months, iStar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.3794 up to $16.6797. 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 iStar's is 0.7232. This would suggest that iStar's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
iStar Inc. (NYSE: STAR) is focused on reinventing the ground lease sector, unlocking value for real estate owners throughout the country by providing modern, more efficient ground leases on all types of properties. As the founder, investment manager and largest shareholder of Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE), the first publicly traded company to focus on modern ground leases, iStar is helping create a logical new approach to the way real estate is owned, and continues to use its historic strengths in finance and net lease to expand this unique platform. Recognized as a consistent innovator in the real estate markets, iStar specializes in identifying and scaling newly discovered opportunities and has completed more than $40 billion of transactions over the past two decades.
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