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How to buy Retail Properties of America stock | $8.6

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Retail Properties of America, Inc is a reit-retail business based in the US. Retail Properties of America shares (RPAI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Retail Properties of America employs 215 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$443.7 million.

How to buy shares in Retail Properties of America

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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 Retail Properties of America. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RPAI. 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 Retail Properties of America 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$8.6, 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 Retail Properties of America, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Retail Properties of America. 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.

Retail Properties of America share price

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Retail Properties of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$8.6
52-week rangeUSD$2.7298 - USD$12.793
50-day moving average USD$8.4588
200-day moving average USD$6.8299
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.06
PE ratio 63.806
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (2.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.134

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Is it a good time to buy Retail Properties of America stock?

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Retail Properties of America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.6 from 2020-12-18

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1 month (2020-12-23) 1.42%
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Is Retail Properties of America under- or over-valued?

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

Retail Properties of America's P/E ratio

Retail Properties of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Retail Properties of America shares trade at around 64x 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.

Retail Properties of America's EBITDA

Retail Properties of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$264.1 million.

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

Retail Properties of America financials

Revenue TTM USD$443.7 million
Operating margin TTM 28.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$340 million
Return on assets TTM 2.22%
Return on equity TTM 1.79%
Profit margin 6.51%
Book value $7.417
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Retail Properties of America shares

There are currently 5.8 million Retail Properties of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Retail Properties of America's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 5.9 million last month.

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

Retail Properties of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Retail Properties of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Retail Properties of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Retail Properties of America shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Retail Properties of America's SIR currently stands at 3.57. In other words for every 100,000 Retail Properties of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3570 shares are currently held short.

However Retail Properties of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Retail Properties of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Retail Properties of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Retail Properties of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Retail Properties of America shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0322% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Retail Properties of America shares, roughly 32 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 Retail Properties of America.

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

Retail Properties of America share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.96% of net profits

Recently Retail Properties of America has paid out, on average, around 29.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Retail Properties of America shareholders could enjoy a 2.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Retail Properties of America's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While Retail Properties of America's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Retail Properties of America may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Retail Properties of America's most recent dividend payout was on 8 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Retail Properties of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Retail Properties of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.7298 up to $12.793. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RPAI.US volatility(beta: 1.7)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 Retail Properties of America's is 1.6976. This would suggest that Retail Properties of America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Retail Properties of America overview

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a REIT that owns and operates high quality, strategically located open-air shopping centers, including properties with a mixed-use component. As of September 30, 2020, the Company owned 102 retail operating properties in the United States representing 20.0 million square feet. The Company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RPAI.

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