American Realty Investors is in the real estate services industry and real estate sector. The company CEO is Daniel J. Moos. American Realty Investors Inc acquires, develops and owns income-producing residential and commercial real estate properties.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ARL shares had a previous change of 1.57% which opened at 12.08 and closed at 12.27. It moved to an intraday high of 12.27 and a low of 12.08.

SeekingAlpha:  American Realty Investors reports FY results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ARL shares returned 1.32% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.65%. Over three months, it changed 4.87%. In one year it has changed -38.36% and within that year its 52-week high was 20.63 and its 52-week low was 11.22. ARL stock is 9.36% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 15.04 and a 50 day moving average of 12.53. Right now, ARL stock is trading -18.42% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  American Realty Investors, Inc. Reports Full Year Results for 2018

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $196.3m with 16.0m shares outstanding and a float of 16.0m shares. Trading volume was 894 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,977 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for American Realty Investors was 10.8 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 1.14.

The next earnings report will be: 05-14-2019

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of American Realty Investors; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -7.00% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 61,492, which was 0.38% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 28.22. 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 0.04

Business Wire:  American Realty Investors, Inc. Reports Full Year Results for 2018

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 93.86%, return on assets is 16.28%, price-to-sales is 2.15 and price-to-book is 0.76.

Company Score Card:

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