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How to buy iStar (STAR) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in iStar stocks.
iStar (STAR) is a leading reit-diversified business based in the US. It opened the day at $18.39 after a previous close of $18.38. During the day the price has varied from a low of $18.27 to a high of $18.55. The latest price was $18.405 (25 minute delay). iStar is listed on the NYSE and employs 143 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in iStar
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – STAR – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in iStar?
- Has coronavirus impacted iStar shares?
- iStar shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is iStar stock a buy or sell?
- iStar performance over time
- Are iStar shares over-valued?
- iStar's financials
- How volatile are iStar shares?
- Does iStar pay a dividend?
- Have iStar shares ever split?
- Other common questions
iStar stock price (NYSE:STAR)Use our graph to track the performance of STAR stocks over time.
iStar shares at a glance
|52-week range||$14.55 - $27.61|
|50-day moving average||$24.85|
|200-day moving average||$22.82|
|Wall St. target price||$34.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.47 (1.98%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.07|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy iStar 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.
iStar price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-26.99%|
|1 month (2021-12-21)||-24.82%|
|3 months (2021-10-21)||-26.56%|
|6 months (2021-07-21)||-22.34%|
|1 year (2021-01-21)||18.82%|
|2 years (2020-01-21)||24.78%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||93.53%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||58.39%|
Is iStar under- or over-valued?
Valuing iStar stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of iStar's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
iStar's P/E ratio
iStar's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, iStar shares trade at around 24x 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.
iStar's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $217.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a iStar's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$598.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||26.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||$286.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.05%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.88%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
iStar share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits
Recently iStar has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), iStar shareholders could enjoy a 1.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In iStar's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.
iStar'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.
iStar's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have iStar's shares ever split?
iStar's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 19 June 1998. So if you had owned 6 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your iStar shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for iStar shares which in turn could have impacted iStar's share price.
iStar share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, iStar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.5514 up to $27.6051. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while iStar's is 0.7405. This would suggest that iStar's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
iStar Inc. (NYSE: STAR) is focused on reinventing the ground lease sector, unlocking value for real estate owners throughout the country by providing modern, more efficient ground leases on all types of properties. As the founder, investment manager and largest shareholder of Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE), the first publicly traded company to focus on modern ground leases, iStar is helping create a logical new approach to the way real estate is owned, and continues to use its historic strengths in finance and net lease to expand this unique platform. Recognized as a consistent innovator in the real estate markets, iStar specializes in identifying and scaling newly discovered opportunities and has completed more than $40 billion of transactions over the past two decades. .
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