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How to buy Washington Real Estate Investment Trust stock | $23.26

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is a reit-office business based in the US. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares (WRE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust employs 125 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$303.6 million.

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  3. Search for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WRE. 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 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 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$23.26, 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 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. 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.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust share price

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-10.
Latest market closeUSD$23.26
52-week rangeUSD$16.95 - USD$30.9934
50-day moving average USD$21.3794
200-day moving average USD$21.7715
Wall St. target priceUSD$23.5
PE ratio 38.9615
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (5.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.597

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Is it a good time to buy Washington Real Estate Investment Trust stock?

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust price performance over time

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Is Washington Real Estate Investment Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's P/E ratio

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares trade at around 39x 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.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's PEG ratio

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 23.8. 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 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's EBITDA

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$163.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$303.6 million
Operating margin TTM 11.83%
Gross profit TTM USD$193.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.86%
Return on equity TTM 3.77%
Profit margin 16.33%
Book value $15.869
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares

There are currently 2.1 million Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's "short interest". This figure is 8.8% up from 1.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares can be evaluated.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares traded daily (recently around 365176.89655172). Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's SIR currently stands at 5.8. In other words for every 100,000 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5800 shares are currently held short.

However Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0386% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares, roughly 39 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 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Washington Real Estate Investment Trust stock.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 200% of net profits

Recently Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has paid out, on average, around 200% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shareholders could enjoy a 5.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust'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.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 6 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's shares ever split?

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 June 1992. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's share price.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.95 up to $30.9934. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WRE.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's is 1.0163. This would suggest that Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust overview

WashREIT owns and operates uniquely positioned real estate assets in the Washington Metro area. Backed by decades of experience, expertise and ambition, we create value by transforming insights into strategy and strategy into action. As of October 29, 2020, the Company's portfolio of 45 properties includes approximately 3.7 million square feet of commercial space and 6,863 multifamily apartment units. These 45 properties consist of 22 multifamily properties,15 office properties, and 8 retail centers. Our shares trade on the NYSE. With a track record of driving returns and delivering satisfaction, we are a trusted authority in one of the nation's most competitive real estate markets.

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