Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
How to buy Boston Properties stock in Canada | $108.8
Own Boston Properties shares in just a few minutes.
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.
How to buy Boston Properties stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: BXP in this case.
- Research Boston Properties stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Boston Properties stocks. It's that simple.
Is it a good time to buy Boston Properties stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Boston Properties?
- Has coronavirus impacted Boston Properties shares?
- Boston Properties shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Boston Properties stock a buy or sell?
- Boston Properties performance over time
- Can I short Boston Properties shares?
- Is Boston Properties suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Boston Properties shares over-valued?
- Boston Properties's financials
- How volatile are Boston Properties shares?
- Does Boston Properties pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
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 priceUse our graph to track the performance of BXP stocks over time.
Boston Properties stocks at a glance
|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|
|Dividend yield||$3.92 (3.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.936|
Compare online stock trading platforms
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Boston Properties price performance over time
|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%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$17.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Boston Properties stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "BXP.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- 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
|Total ESG score||19.41|
|Total ESG percentile||11.16|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|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".
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.
Stocks similar to Boston Properties
Boston Properties in the news
Boston Properties To Present At BofA Securities Global Real Estate Conference; Webcast At 9:00 AM ET
Boston Properties (BXP) to Participate at the BofA Securities 2021 Global Real Estate Conference
Boston Properties : BXP) to Participate at the BofA Securities 2021 Global Real Estate Conference
Frequently asked questions
More on investing
Everything we know about the Whitestone REIT IPO, plus information on how to buy in. Read more…
We look at 6 popular stock discussion groups from Canada and overseas.Read more…
We’ve rounded up the top dividend stocks in Canada. Check out current stock prices, historical stock performance, company info and more.Read more…
More guides on Finder
How to buy Planet Labs (PL) stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Planet Labs IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Impossible Foods stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Impossible Foods IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Samsara stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Samsara IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Allbirds (BIRD) stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Allbirds IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Smooth Love Potion (SLP) in Canada
This guide will show you step-by-step instructions on how to buy the Smooth Love Potion (SLP) token as well as a list of exchanges you can trade it on.
How to buy OnlyFans stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the OnlyFans IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Vinco Ventures stock in Canada | $6.77
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Vinco Ventures? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Vinco Ventures.
How to buy Weber stock in Canada | $14.84
Steps to owning and managing Weber Inc. stocks, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Chobani stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Chobani IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Quickswap (QUICK) in Canada
This guide will show you step-by-step instructions on how to buy the Quickswap (QUICK) token as well as a list of exchanges you can trade it on.