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How to buy Preferred Apartment Communities stock in Canada | $9.81

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Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc
+$0.05 (+0.47%)

Preferred Apartment Communities is a reit-residential business based in the US. Preferred Apartment Communities stocks (APTS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $10.58 – an increase of 1.98% over the previous week. Preferred Apartment Communities employs 402 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $486.5 million.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Preferred Apartment Communities's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $9.81, which is 20.70% down on its pre-crash value of $12.37 and 60.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $6.1.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Preferred Apartment Communities stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $579.45 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 $825.02.

Preferred Apartment Communities stock price

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Preferred Apartment Communities stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$9.81
52-week range$4.7446 - $10.9939
50-day moving average $10.2556
200-day moving average $9.5237
Wall St. target price$10.67
Dividend yield $0.7 (6.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.632

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Is it a good time to buy Preferred Apartment Communities stock?

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Preferred Apartment Communities price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $9.81

1 month (2021-07-02) -0.61%
3 months (2021-04-30) -3.82%

Is Preferred Apartment Communities under- or over-valued?

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

Preferred Apartment Communities's EBITDA

Preferred Apartment Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$282 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Preferred Apartment Communities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Preferred Apartment Communities financials

Revenue TTM USD$486.5 million
Operating margin TTM 19.23%
Gross profit TTM USD$332.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.29%
Return on equity TTM -0.3%
Profit margin -0.83%
Book value $28.154
Market capitalisation USD$528 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Preferred Apartment Communities stocks

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There are currently 872,944 Preferred Apartment Communities stocks held short by investors – that's known as Preferred Apartment Communities's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% down from 902,994 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Preferred Apartment Communities stocks can be evaluated.

Preferred Apartment Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Preferred Apartment Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Preferred Apartment Communities stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Preferred Apartment Communities stocks traded daily (recently around 384556.82819383). Preferred Apartment Communities's SIR currently stands at 2.27. In other words for every 100,000 Preferred Apartment Communities stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2270 stocks are currently held short.

However Preferred Apartment Communities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Preferred Apartment Communities stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Preferred Apartment Communities stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Preferred Apartment Communities's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Preferred Apartment Communities stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0182% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Preferred Apartment Communities stocks, roughly 18 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Preferred Apartment Communities.

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Preferred Apartment Communities stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 95.89% of net profits

Recently Preferred Apartment Communities has paid out, on average, around 95.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Preferred Apartment Communities shareholders could enjoy a 6.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Preferred Apartment Communities's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.

Preferred Apartment Communities'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.

Preferred Apartment Communities's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Preferred Apartment Communities stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Preferred Apartment Communities's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $4.7446 up to $10.9939. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

APTS.US volatility(beta: 1.19)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 Preferred Apartment Communities's is 1.1931. This would suggest that Preferred Apartment Communities'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).

Preferred Apartment Communities overview

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) is a real estate investment trust engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of Class A multifamily properties, with select investments in grocery anchored shopping centers, Class A office buildings, and student housing properties. Preferred Apartment Communities' investment objective is to generate attractive, stable returns for stockholders by investing in income-producing properties and acquiring or originating real estate loans for multifamily properties. As of September 30, 2020, the Company owned or was invested in 125 properties in 15 states, predominantly in the Southeast region of the United States.

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