How to buy PS Business Parks stock - 10 April

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How to buy PS Business Parks stock

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PS Business Parks, Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. PS Business Parks shares (PSB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PS Business Parks employs 155 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$415.6 million.

How to buy shares in PS Business Parks

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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 PS Business Parks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PSB. 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 PS Business Parks 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 PS Business Parks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PS Business Parks. 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.

PS Business Parks share price

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PS Business Parks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$103.498 - USD$161.17
50-day moving average USD$151.0192
200-day moving average USD$135.6874
Wall St. target priceUSD$132
PE ratio 35.0846
Dividend yield USD$4.2 (2.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.52

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Is it a good time to buy PS Business Parks stock?

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Is PS Business Parks under- or over-valued?

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

PS Business Parks's P/E ratio

PS Business Parks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, PS Business Parks shares trade at around 35x 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.

PS Business Parks's EBITDA

PS Business Parks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$270.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PS Business Parks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PS Business Parks financials

Revenue TTM USD$415.6 million
Operating margin TTM 43.13%
Gross profit TTM USD$290.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.46%
Return on equity TTM 10.5%
Profit margin 41.76%
Book value $29.537
Market capitalisation USD$4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PS Business Parks shares

There are currently 433,692 PS Business Parks shares held short by investors – that's known as PS Business Parks's "short interest". This figure is 20.9% up from 358,722 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PS Business Parks shares can be evaluated.

PS Business Parks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PS Business Parks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PS Business Parks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PS Business Parks shares traded daily (recently around 86221.073558648). PS Business Parks's SIR currently stands at 5.03. In other words for every 100,000 PS Business Parks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5030 shares are currently held short.

However PS Business Parks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PS Business Parks shares, or, against the total number of tradable PS Business Parks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PS Business Parks's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PS Business Parks shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0308% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PS Business Parks shares, roughly 31 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against PS Business Parks.

Find out more about how you can short PS Business Parks stock.

PS Business Parks share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.83% of net profits

Recently PS Business Parks has paid out, on average, around 63.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PS Business Parks shareholders could enjoy a 2.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PS Business Parks's case, that would currently equate to about $4.2 per share.

PS Business Parks'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.

PS Business Parks's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

PS Business Parks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PS Business Parks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $103.498 up to $161.17. 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 PS Business Parks's is 0.4821. This would suggest that PS Business Parks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PS Business Parks overview

PS Business Parks, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400, is a REIT that acquires, develops, owns, and operates commercial properties, primarily multi-tenant industrial, flex, and office space. As of September 30, 2020, the Company wholly owned 27.5 million rentable square feet with approximately 5,000 commercial customers in six states. The Company also held a 95.0% interest in a 395-unit apartment complex and a 98.2% interest in a development of a 411-unit multifamily apartment complex.

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