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How to buy Boston Properties stock in Canada | $108.8

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Boston Properties Inc
+ $2.55 ( + 2.34%)

Boston Properties is a reit-office business based in the US. Boston Properties stocks (BXP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $119.8 – a decrease of 2.32% over the previous week. Boston Properties employs 750 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.7 billion.

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: BXP in this case.
  5. Research Boston Properties stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Boston Properties stocks. It's that simple.

Is it a good time to buy Boston Properties stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Boston Properties's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $108.8, which is 25.37% down on its pre-crash value of $145.78 and 40.91% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $77.21.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Boston Properties stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $543.95 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 $759.42.

Boston Properties stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of BXP stocks over time.

Boston Properties stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$108.8
52-week range$67.7289 - $123.1969
50-day moving average $114.3946
200-day moving average $111.9867
Wall St. target price$123.8
PE ratio 56.813
Dividend yield $3.92 (3.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.936

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Boston Properties price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $108.8

1 week (2021-09-15) -2.32%
1 month (2021-08-20) -3.82%
3 months (2021-06-22) -7.61%
6 months (2021-03-22) 6.21%
1 year (2020-09-22) 35.16%
2 years (2019-09-20) -16.38%
3 years (2018-09-21) -14.24%
5 years (2016-09-22) -21.75%

Is Boston Properties under- or over-valued?

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

Boston Properties's P/E ratio

Boston Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Boston Properties stocks trade at around 57x 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 stocks or simply that they're over-valued.

Boston Properties's PEG ratio

Boston Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 21.0212. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Boston Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Boston Properties's EBITDA

Boston Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.6 billion.

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

Boston Properties financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.59%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.48%
Return on equity TTM 4.96%
Profit margin 11.49%
Book value $36.823
Market capitalisation USD$17.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Boston Properties stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BXP.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5.6 million Boston Properties stocks held short by investors – that's known as Boston Properties's "short interest". This figure is 15.4% up from 4.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Boston Properties stocks can be evaluated.

Boston Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Boston Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Boston Properties stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Boston Properties stocks traded daily (recently around 632049.04386952). Boston Properties's SIR currently stands at 8.89. In other words for every 100,000 Boston Properties stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 8890 stocks are currently held short.

However Boston Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Boston Properties stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Boston Properties stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Boston Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Boston Properties stocks in existence, roughly 40 stocks are currently held short) or 0.039% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Boston Properties stocks, roughly 39 stocks are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Boston Properties.

Find out more about how you can short Boston Properties stock.

Boston Properties'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 Boston Properties.

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

Boston Properties's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boston Properties's overall score of 19.41 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Boston Properties's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.82/100

Boston Properties's environmental score of 8.82 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boston Properties's social score

Social score: 6.59/100

Boston Properties's social score of 6.59 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Boston Properties's governance score

Governance score: 10.51/100

Boston Properties's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boston Properties's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Boston Properties Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.41
Total ESG percentile 11.16
Environmental score 8.82
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 6.59
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 10.51
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

Boston Properties stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.02% of net profits

Recently Boston Properties has paid out, on average, around 63.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Boston Properties shareholders could enjoy a 3.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Boston Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $3.92 per share.

Boston Properties'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.

Boston Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 30 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Boston Properties stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Boston Properties's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $67.7289 up to $123.1969. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BXP.US volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Boston Properties's is 1.2314. This would suggest that Boston Properties's stocks 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).

Boston Properties overview

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) is the largest publicly-held developer and owner of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in five markets - Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), that develops, manages, operates, acquires and owns a diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space. The Company's portfolio totals 51.2 million square feet and 196 properties, including six properties under construction/redevelopment.

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