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How to buy PotlatchDeltic Corporation stock | $50.09

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation is a reit-specialty business based in the US. PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares (PCH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PotlatchDeltic Corporation employs 1,284 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$907 million.

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  3. Search for PotlatchDeltic Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PCH. 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 PotlatchDeltic Corporation 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$50.09, 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 PotlatchDeltic Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PotlatchDeltic Corporation. 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.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation share price

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$50.09
52-week rangeUSD$21.7596 - USD$52.6
50-day moving average USD$48.5452
200-day moving average USD$44.4838
Wall St. target priceUSD$51.83
PE ratio 43.1379
Dividend yield USD$1.64 (3.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.16

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Is it a good time to buy PotlatchDeltic Corporation stock?

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.09 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -3.71%
1 month (2020-12-17) -2.07%
3 months (2020-10-16) 9.58%
6 months (2020-07-17) 20.44%
1 year (2020-01-17) 12.11%
2 years (2019-01-17) 43.36%
3 years (2018-01-17) 52.45
5 years (2016-01-15) 94.83%

Is PotlatchDeltic Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's P/E ratio

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares trade at around 43x 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.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's PEG ratio

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.36. 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 PotlatchDeltic Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's EBITDA

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$231.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PotlatchDeltic Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$907 million
Operating margin TTM 17.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$145 million
Return on assets TTM 4.28%
Return on equity TTM 6.43%
Profit margin 8.62%
Book value $17.886
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares

There are currently 1.2 million PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as PotlatchDeltic Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 25.9% up from 956,859 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares can be evaluated.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 428648.04270463). PotlatchDeltic Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.81. In other words for every 100,000 PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2810 shares are currently held short.

However PotlatchDeltic Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PotlatchDeltic Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0259% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares, roughly 26 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 PotlatchDeltic Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short PotlatchDeltic Corporation stock.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 98.77% of net profits

Recently PotlatchDeltic Corporation has paid out, on average, around 98.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PotlatchDeltic Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PotlatchDeltic Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.64 per share.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation'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.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PotlatchDeltic Corporation's shares ever split?

PotlatchDeltic Corporation's shares were split on a 1000000:85 basis on 17 December 2008. So if you had owned 85 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PotlatchDeltic Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted PotlatchDeltic Corporation's share price.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PotlatchDeltic Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.7596 up to $52.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PCH.US volatility(beta: 1.36)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PotlatchDeltic Corporation's is 1.355. This would suggest that PotlatchDeltic Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PotlatchDeltic Corporation overview

PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns 1.8 million acres of timberlands in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi. Through its taxable REIT subsidiary, the company also operates six sawmills, an industrial-grade plywood mill, a residential and commercial real estate development business and a rural timberland sales program. PotlatchDeltic, a leader in sustainable forest management, is committed to environmental and social responsibility and to responsible governance.

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