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How to buy Service Properties Trust (SVC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Service Properties Trust stock.

Service Properties Trust
-$0.21 (-1.83%)

Service Properties Trust is a reit-hotel & motel business based in the US. Service Properties Trust shares (SVC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Service Properties Trust stock price (NASDAQ: SVC)

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Service Properties Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$14.83
52-week range$6.31 - $14.97
50-day moving average $12.92
200-day moving average $12.20
Wall St. target price$13.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.04 (0.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.58

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Service Properties Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.83 from 2021-06-08

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 16.96%
3 months (2021-04-28) 19.40%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Service Properties Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Service Properties Trust's EBITDA

Service Properties Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $336.7 million.

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

Service Properties Trust financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Gross profit TTM $567.4 million
Return on assets TTM -1.07%
Return on equity TTM -22.04%
Profit margin -45.34%
Book value $11.57
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Service Properties Trust shares

There are currently 10.7 million Service Properties Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Service Properties Trust's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% down from 11.9 million last month.

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

Service Properties Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Service Properties Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Service Properties Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Service Properties Trust shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). Service Properties Trust's SIR currently stands at 3.02. In other words for every 100,000 Service Properties Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3020 shares are currently held short.

However Service Properties Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Service Properties Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Service Properties Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Service Properties Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Service Properties Trust shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0652% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Service Properties Trust shares, roughly 65 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 Service Properties Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Service Properties Trust stock.

Service Properties Trust's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Service Properties Trust.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Service Properties Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.86

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Service Properties Trust's overall score of 26.86 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Service Properties Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Service Properties Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.6/100

Service Properties Trust's environmental score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Service Properties Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Service Properties Trust's social score

Social score: 12.6/100

Service Properties Trust's social score of 12.6 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Service Properties Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Service Properties Trust's governance score

Governance score: 12.66/100

Service Properties Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Service Properties Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Service Properties Trust's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Service Properties Trust scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Service Properties Trust has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Service Properties Trust was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.86
Total ESG percentile 32.95
Environmental score 11.6
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.6
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.66
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Service Properties Trust share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.18% of net profits

Recently Service Properties Trust has paid out, on average, around 18.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Service Properties Trust shareholders could enjoy a 0.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Service Properties Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While Service Properties Trust's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Service Properties Trust is investing more in its future growth.

Service Properties Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 18 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Service Properties Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Service Properties Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.3114 up to $14.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SVC.US volatility(beta: 2.48)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 Service Properties Trust's is 2.4793. This would suggest that Service Properties Trust's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Service Properties Trust overview

Service Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns a diverse portfolio of hotels and net lease service and necessity-based retail properties across the United States and in Puerto Rico and Canada with 149 distinct brands across 23 industries. SVC's properties are primarily operated under long-term management or lease agreements. SVC is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), or RMR Inc. , an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Service Properties Trust is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.336% of Service Properties Trust shares are held by insiders and 79.428% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Service Properties Trust?
Service Properties Trust's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Service Properties Trust based?
Service Properties Trust's address is: Two Newton Place, Newton, MA, United States, 02458
What is Service Properties Trust's ISIN number?
Service Properties Trust's international securities identification number is: US81761L1026
What is Service Properties Trust's CUSIP number?
Service Properties Trust's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 44106M102

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