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How to buy UDR stock

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UDR, Inc is a reit-residential business based in the US. UDR shares (UDR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in UDR

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

UDR share price

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UDR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$27.7742 - USD$47.6967
50-day moving average USD$39.5888
200-day moving average USD$36.6512
Wall St. target priceUSD$43.65
PE ratio 216.8
Dividend yield USD$1.44 (3.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.2

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Is it a good time to buy UDR stock?

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Is UDR under- or over-valued?

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

UDR's P/E ratio

UDR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 217x. In other words, UDR shares trade at around 217x 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.


UDR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$765.9 million.

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

UDR financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.97%
Gross profit TTM USD$850 million
Return on assets TTM 0.98%
Return on equity TTM 1.62%
Profit margin 5.1%
Book value $10.753
Market capitalisation USD$12.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting UDR shares

There are currently 5.4 million UDR shares held short by investors – that's known as UDR's "short interest". This figure is 26.7% down from 7.4 million last month.

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

UDR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

UDR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of UDR shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of UDR shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). UDR's SIR currently stands at 3.33. In other words for every 100,000 UDR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3330 shares are currently held short.

However UDR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of UDR shares, or, against the total number of tradable UDR shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case UDR's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 UDR shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0336% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable UDR shares, roughly 34 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 UDR.

Find out more about how you can short UDR stock.

UDR'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 UDR.

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

UDR's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and UDR's overall score of 20.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like UDR 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.).

UDR's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.27/100

UDR's environmental score of 8.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that UDR is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

UDR's social score

Social score: 10.73/100

UDR's social score of 10.73 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that UDR is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

UDR's governance score

Governance score: 12.6/100

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

UDR, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.6
Total ESG percentile 10.22
Environmental score 8.27
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 10.73
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.6
Governance score percentile 8

UDR share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 61% of net profits

Recently UDR has paid out, on average, around 61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), UDR shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In UDR's case, that would currently equate to about $1.44 per share.

UDR'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.

UDR's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have UDR's shares ever split?

UDR's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 May 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your UDR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for UDR shares which in turn could have impacted UDR's share price.

UDR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, UDR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.7742 up to $47.6967. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UDR.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 UDR's is 0.7492. This would suggest that UDR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

UDR overview

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate communities in targeted U.S. markets. As of September 30, 2020, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 51,649 apartment homes including 1,031 homes under development. For over 48 years, UDR has delivered long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to Residents and the highest quality experience for Associates.

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