How to buy LTC Properties shares | 11 March price $43.09

How to buy LTC Properties shares | $43.09

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LTC Properties, Inc (LTC) is a leading reit-healthcare facilities business based in the US. It opened the day at $43.37 after a previous close of $43.38. During the day the price has varied from a low of $42.94 to a high of $43.57. The latest price was $43.09 (25 minute delay). LTC Properties is listed on the NYSE and employs 24 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in LTC Properties

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: LTC in this case.
  5. Research LTC Properties shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your LTC Properties shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

LTC Properties share price

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LTC Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Open$43.37
High$43.57
Low$42.94
Close$43.09
Previous close$43.38
Change $-0.29
Change % -0.6685%
Volume 68,344
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week range$29.3521 - $44.5314
50-day moving average $42.7186
200-day moving average $39.1235
Wall St. target price$39.88
PE ratio 17.9091
Dividend yield $2.28 (5.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.42
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Fees for buying 20x LTC Properties shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £9.02
£625.29 total
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£619.35 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.11
£617.38 total
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£619.41 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.17
£634.44 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.29
£633.56 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.26
£633.53 total
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Is it a good time to buy LTC Properties stock?

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LTC Properties price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $43.09

1 week (2021-04-09) -0.51%
1 month (2021-03-19) 0.68%

Is LTC Properties under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

LTC 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 18x. In other words, LTC Properties shares trade at around 18x 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.

PEG ratio

LTC Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.41. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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

EBITDA

LTC Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $122.9 million (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $157.9 million
Operating margin TTM 53.05%
Gross profit TTM $142.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.52%
Return on equity TTM 12.26%
Profit margin 60.34%
Book value $19.556
Market capitalisation $1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell LTC Properties shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "LTC.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 928,104 LTC Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 944,150 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

LTC Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LTC Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LTC Properties shares traded daily (recently around 241065.97402597). LTC Properties's SIR currently stands at 3.85. In other words for every 100,000 LTC Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3850 shares are currently held short.

However LTC Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LTC Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable LTC Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LTC Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LTC Properties shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0367% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LTC Properties shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against LTC Properties.

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

LTC Properties share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.54% of net profits

Recently LTC Properties has paid out, on average, around 31.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 5.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LTC Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $2.28 per share.

While LTC Properties's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

LTC Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have LTC Properties's shares ever split?

LTC Properties's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 30 September 1998. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your LTC Properties shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for LTC Properties shares which in turn could have impacted LTC Properties's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LTC Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.3521 up to $44.5314. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LTC.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 LTC Properties's is 0.9581. This would suggest that LTC Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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