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Whitestone REIT is a reit—retail business based in the US. Whitestone REIT shares (WSR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Whitestone REIT employs 85 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$118.8 million.

How to buy shares in Whitestone REIT

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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 Whitestone REIT. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WSR. 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 Whitestone REIT 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$7.72, 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 Whitestone REIT, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Whitestone REIT. 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.

Whitestone REIT share price

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Whitestone REIT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market close USD$7.72
52-week range USD$4.5544 - USD$13.0891
50-day moving average USD$6.7956
200-day moving average USD$6.6365
Wall St. target price USD$9.5
PE ratio 16.9731
Dividend yield USD$0.42 (5.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.446

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Is it a good time to buy Whitestone REIT stock?

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Whitestone REIT price performance over time

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Is Whitestone REIT under- or over-valued?

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

Whitestone REIT's P/E ratio

Whitestone REIT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Whitestone REIT shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Whitestone REIT's EBITDA

Whitestone REIT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$59.8 million.

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

Whitestone REIT financials

Revenue TTM USD$118.8 million
Operating margin TTM 26.77%
Gross profit TTM USD$83.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.92%
Return on equity TTM 5.75%
Profit margin 15.73%
Book value $7.792
Market capitalisation USD$320.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Whitestone REIT shares

There are currently 680,867 Whitestone REIT shares held short by investors – that's known as Whitestone REIT's "short interest". This figure is 11% down from 765,228 last month.

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

Whitestone REIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Whitestone REIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Whitestone REIT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Whitestone REIT shares traded daily (recently around 313763.59447005). Whitestone REIT's SIR currently stands at 2.17. In other words for every 100,000 Whitestone REIT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2170 shares are currently held short.

However Whitestone REIT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Whitestone REIT shares, or, against the total number of tradable Whitestone REIT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Whitestone REIT's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Whitestone REIT shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.023% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Whitestone REIT shares, roughly 23 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 Whitestone REIT.

Find out more about how you can short Whitestone REIT stock.

Whitestone REIT share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.82% of net profits

Recently Whitestone REIT has paid out, on average, around 31.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Whitestone REIT shareholders could enjoy a 5.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whitestone REIT's case, that would currently equate to about $0.42 per share.

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

Whitestone REIT's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Whitestone REIT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Whitestone REIT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.5544 up to $13.0891. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WSR.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 Whitestone REIT's is 1.2954. This would suggest that Whitestone REIT's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Whitestone REIT overview

Whitestone is a community-centered shopping center REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high-quality open-air neighborhood centers primarily in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. Whitestone seeks to create communities that thrive through creating local connections between consumers in the surrounding communities and a well-crafted mix of national, regional and local tenants that provide daily necessities, needed services, entertainment and experiences. Whitestone is a monthly dividend paying stock and has consistently paid dividends for over 15 years. Whitestone's strong, balanced and managed capital structure provides stability and flexibility for growth and positions Whitestone to perform well through economic cycles.

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