Sun Communities is in the real estate sector and is in the REITs industry. The company CEO is Gary A. Shiffman. Sun Communities Inc is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company through its subsidiaries owns, operates, and develops manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities throughout the United States.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The SUI shares had a previous change of 0.21% which opened at 117.53 and closed at 117.61. It moved to an intraday high of 118.00 and a low of 116.68.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SUI shares returned 1.41% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.01%. Over three months, it changed 10.05%. In one year it has changed 36.30% and within that year its 52-week high was 121.28 and its 52-week low was 88.30. SUI stock is 33.19% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 101.60 and a 50 day moving average of 109.78. Right now, SUI stock is trading 15.76% above its 200 day moving average.

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The company has a market cap of $10.2b with 86.4m shares outstanding and a float of 83.9m shares. Trading volume was 264,478 shares and has experienced an average volume of 375,432 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.


The last annual reported EPS for Sun Communities was 4.59 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 91.17. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.03. The trailing twelve month EPS is 4.59, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 25.62. Historically, the PE high was 384.30 and the PE low was 24.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 114.30, which is a decrease of -2.81%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.03
09-30-2018:  1.35
06-30-2018:  1.07
03-31-2018:  1.14

The dividend per share is currently 3.00, which is a dividend yield of 2.55%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 116.04, which means it might overvalued by -1.36%

The next earnings report will be: 03-21-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Sun Communities; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 7.20% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.20% of insider ownership and 139.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 656,943, which was 0.76% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.69. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.31

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.70%, return on assets is 1.65%, profit margin is 10.66%, price-to-sales is 9.00 and price-to-book is 3.26.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 5  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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