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How to buy National Retail Properties stock | $40

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National Retail Properties, Inc is a reit—retail business based in the US. National Retail Properties shares (NNN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National Retail Properties employs 70 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$670.8 million.

How to buy shares in National Retail Properties

  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 National Retail Properties. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NNN. 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 National Retail Properties 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$40, 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 National Retail Properties, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of National Retail Properties. 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.

National Retail Properties share price

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National Retail Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$40
52-week range USD$22.9414 - USD$56.1794
50-day moving average USD$36.3077
200-day moving average USD$35.4936
Wall St. target price USD$40.25
PE ratio 32.3133
Dividend yield USD$2.08 (5.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.232

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Is it a good time to buy National Retail Properties stock?

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National Retail Properties price performance over time

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Is National Retail Properties under- or over-valued?

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

National Retail Properties's P/E ratio

National Retail 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 32x. In other words, National Retail Properties shares trade at around 32x 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.

National Retail Properties's PEG ratio

National Retail Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.92. 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 National Retail 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.

National Retail Properties's EBITDA

National Retail Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$571.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a National Retail Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

National Retail Properties financials

Revenue TTM USD$670.8 million
Operating margin TTM 56.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$642.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.09%
Return on equity TTM 5.41%
Profit margin 35.97%
Book value $22.692
Market capitalisation USD$6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Retail Properties shares

There are currently 5.7 million National Retail Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as National Retail Properties's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% up from 5.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting National Retail Properties shares can be evaluated.

National Retail Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

National Retail Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of National Retail Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of National Retail Properties shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). National Retail Properties's SIR currently stands at 4.45. In other words for every 100,000 National Retail Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4450 shares are currently held short.

However National Retail Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of National Retail Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable National Retail Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case National Retail Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National Retail Properties shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0464% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Retail Properties shares, roughly 46 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 National Retail Properties.

Find out more about how you can short National Retail Properties stock.

National Retail Properties share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 168.29% of net profits

Recently National Retail Properties has paid out, on average, around 168.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Retail Properties shareholders could enjoy a 5.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Retail Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $2.08 per share.

National Retail 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.

National Retail Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

National Retail Properties share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National Retail Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.9414 up to $56.1794. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NNN.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 National Retail Properties's is 0.5919. This would suggest that National Retail Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

National Retail Properties overview

National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of September 30, 2020, the company owned 3,114 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 32.4 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 10.7 years.

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