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How to buy Patriot Transportation Holding stock

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Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc is a trucking business based in the US. Patriot Transportation Holding shares (PATI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Patriot Transportation Holding employs 607 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$84.1 million.

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  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 Patriot Transportation Holding. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PATI. 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 Patriot Transportation Holding 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. 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 Patriot Transportation Holding, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Patriot Transportation Holding. 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.

Patriot Transportation Holding share price

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Patriot Transportation Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$6.0716 - USD$11.99
50-day moving average USD$9.1623
200-day moving average USD$9.4314
Wall St. target priceUSD$30
PE ratio 72.0946
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.148

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Is it a good time to buy Patriot Transportation Holding stock?

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Is Patriot Transportation Holding under- or over-valued?

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

Patriot Transportation Holding's P/E ratio

Patriot Transportation Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Patriot Transportation Holding shares trade at around 72x 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.

Patriot Transportation Holding's EBITDA

Patriot Transportation Holding's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Patriot Transportation Holding's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Patriot Transportation Holding financials

Revenue TTM USD$84.1 million
Operating margin TTM 0.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$26.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.1%
Return on equity TTM 1.27%
Profit margin 0.59%
Book value $10.29
Market capitalisation USD$34.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Patriot Transportation Holding shares

There are currently 293 Patriot Transportation Holding shares held short by investors – that's known as Patriot Transportation Holding's "short interest". This figure is 55.9% up from 188 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Patriot Transportation Holding shares can be evaluated.

Patriot Transportation Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Patriot Transportation Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Patriot Transportation Holding shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Patriot Transportation Holding shares traded daily (recently around 29300). Patriot Transportation Holding's SIR currently stands at 0.01. In other words for every 100,000 Patriot Transportation Holding shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10 shares are currently held short.

However Patriot Transportation Holding's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Patriot Transportation Holding shares, or, against the total number of tradable Patriot Transportation Holding shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Patriot Transportation Holding's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Patriot Transportation Holding shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0001% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Patriot Transportation Holding shares, roughly 0 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 Patriot Transportation Holding.

Find out more about how you can short Patriot Transportation Holding stock.

Patriot Transportation Holding share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 1525.94% of net profits

Recently Patriot Transportation Holding has paid out, on average, around 1525.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Patriot Transportation Holding shareholders could enjoy a 7.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Patriot Transportation Holding's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

Patriot Transportation Holding'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.

Patriot Transportation Holding's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Patriot Transportation Holding share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Patriot Transportation Holding's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.0716 up to $11.99. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Patriot Transportation Holding's is 0.2599. This would suggest that Patriot Transportation Holding's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Patriot Transportation Holding overview

Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc., through its subsidiary, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc., transports petroleum and other liquids, and dry bulk commodities. The company is involved in hauling petroleum related products, including gas and diesel fuel; and dry bulk commodities, such as cement, lime, and various industrial powder products, as well as liquid chemicals. Its petroleum clients include convenience stores and hypermarket accounts, fuel wholesalers, and oil companies; and dry bulk and chemical customers comprise industrial companies, such as cement and concrete accounts, as well as product distribution companies. As of September 30, 2020, the company operated a fleet of 320 company tractors, 18 owner operators, and 444 trailers from its 18 terminals and 6 satellite locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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