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How to buy iStar stock | 14.21

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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.

How to buy shares in iStar

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 iStar. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STAR. 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 iStar 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$14.21, 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 iStar, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of iStar. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted iStar's share price?

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.

iStar share price

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iStar shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
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
PE ratio 3.1051
Dividend yield USD$0.44 (3.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.568

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Is it a good time to buy iStar stock?

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iStar price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.21 from 2020-11-16

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

Is iStar under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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

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.

iStar financials

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%
Profit margin -12.33%
Book value $12.101
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting iStar shares

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)

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.

iStar share dividends

We're not expecting iStar to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have iStar's shares ever split?

iStar's shares were split on 8 November 1999.

iStar share price volatility

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".

STAR.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 iStar's is 0.7232. This would suggest that iStar's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

iStar overview

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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