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How to buy Whitestone REIT (WSR) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Whitestone REIT stocks.

Whitestone REIT is a reit-retail business based in the US. Whitestone REIT stocks (WSR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $7.71 – a decrease of 0.09% over the previous week. Whitestone REIT employs 83 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $131.3 million.

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Whitestone REIT stock price (NYSE:WSR)

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Whitestone REIT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-26.
Latest market close$10.75
52-week range$7.27 - $13.57
50-day moving average $11.95
200-day moving average $10.98
Wall St. target price$14.00
PE ratio 29.0811
Dividend yield $0.43 (4.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.37

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Is it a good time to buy Whitestone REIT stock?

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Whitestone REIT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.75 from 2022-06-30

1 week (2022-06-24) -0.09%
1 month (2022-06-01) -11.96%
3 months (2022-03-29) N/A
6 months (2021-12-31) 6.12%
1 year (2021-07-02) 33.04%
2 years (2020-07-02) 54.23%
3 years (2019-07-02) 12.64
5 years (2017-06-30) 12.25

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 29x. In other words, Whitestone REIT shares trade at around 29x 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 shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Whitestone REIT's EBITDA

Whitestone REIT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $70.8 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 $131.3 million
Operating margin TTM 31.15%
Gross profit TTM $86.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.4%
Return on equity TTM 4.35%
Profit margin 13.49%
Book value $8.11
Market capitalisation $537.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Whitestone REIT share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.86% of net profits

Recently Whitestone REIT has paid out, on average, around 22.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.47% 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 4.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whitestone REIT's case, that would currently equate to about $0.43 per share.

While Whitestone REIT's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Whitestone REIT is investing more in its future growth.

Whitestone REIT's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 July 2022 (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 $7.2711 up to $13.5708. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WSR.US volatility(beta: 1.21)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 1.2064. This would suggest that Whitestone REIT's shares 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).

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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