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Sun Communities, Inc is a reit—residential business based in the US. Sun Communities shares (SUI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sun Communities employs 3,146 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Sun Communities

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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 Sun Communities. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SUI. 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 Sun Communities 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$148.45, 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 Sun Communities, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sun Communities. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Sun Communities's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Sun Communities's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$148.45, which is 14.02% down on its pre-crash value of USD$172.66 and 55.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$95.34.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Sun Communities shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$632.03 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$920.39.

Sun Communities share price

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Sun Communities shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$148.45
52-week range USD$95.34 - USD$173.98
50-day moving average USD$145.7014
200-day moving average USD$139.452
Wall St. target price USD$159.86
PE ratio 105.0647
Dividend yield USD$3.16 (2.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.383

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Is it a good time to buy Sun Communities stock?

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Sun Communities price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $148.45 from 2020-11-16

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1 month (2020-10-30) 7.86%
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Is Sun Communities under- or over-valued?

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

Sun Communities's P/E ratio

Sun Communities's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 105x. In other words, Sun Communities shares trade at around 105x 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.

Sun Communities's PEG ratio

Sun Communities's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 29.63. 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 Sun Communities's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sun Communities's EBITDA

Sun Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$609.1 million.

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

Sun Communities financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.46%
Gross profit TTM USD$766.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.28%
Return on equity TTM 3.5%
Profit margin 10.2%
Book value $44.492
Market capitalisation USD$14.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sun Communities shares

There are currently 993,606 Sun Communities shares held short by investors – that's known as Sun Communities's "short interest". This figure is 23.9% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

Sun Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sun Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sun Communities shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sun Communities shares traded daily (recently around 609574.23312883). Sun Communities's SIR currently stands at 1.63. In other words for every 100,000 Sun Communities shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1630 shares are currently held short.

However Sun Communities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sun Communities shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sun Communities shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sun Communities's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sun Communities shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.012% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sun Communities shares, roughly 12 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 Sun Communities.

Find out more about how you can short Sun Communities stock.

Sun Communities share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 227.74% of net profits

Recently Sun Communities has paid out, on average, around 227.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sun Communities shareholders could enjoy a 2.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sun Communities's case, that would currently equate to about $3.16 per share.

Sun Communities'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.

Sun Communities's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sun Communities's shares ever split?

Sun Communities's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 10 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sun Communities shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sun Communities shares which in turn could have impacted Sun Communities's share price.

Sun Communities share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sun Communities's shares have ranged in value from as little as $95.34 up to $173.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SUI.US volatility(beta: 0.52)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 Sun Communities's is 0.524. This would suggest that Sun Communities's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sun Communities overview

Sun Communities, Inc. is a REIT that, as of June 30, 2020, owned, operated, or had an interest in a portfolio of 426 communities comprising nearly 143,000 developed sites in 33 states and Ontario, Canada.

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