Whitestone REIT is in the real estate sector and is part of the REITs industry. The company CEO is James C. Mastandrea. Whitestone REIT is a self-managed, fully integrated real estate investment trust that owns, manages and redevelops portfolio of neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers. Its property portfolio includes retail and office/flex properties.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The WSR shares had a previous change of 1.35% which opened at 12.64 and closed at 12.76. It moved to an intraday high of 12.76 and a low of 12.59.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WSR shares returned 0.63% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.85%. Over three months, it changed 10.54%. In one year it has changed 13.46% and within that year its 52 week high was 14.65 and its 52 week low was 11.50. WSR stock is 10.96% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 12.72 and a 50 day moving average of 12.40. Right now, WSR stock is trading 0.32% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $508.2m with 39.8m shares outstanding and a float of 37.8m shares. Trading volume was 216,431 shares and has experienced an average volume of 267,367 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 Whitestone REIT was 0.53 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.08. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.22. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.10 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.51).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-01-2019: 0.07
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-27-2019: 0.21
3rdQtr 2018Reported 10-31-2018: 0.19
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-01-2018: 0.04
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-07-2018: 0.08

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 11.45, which means it might be overvalued by -11.41%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Whitestone REIT; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -13.60% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.20% of insider ownership. Short-interest was 1,238,326, which was 3.11% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.94. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 1.05.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 1.98%, profit margin is 21.45%, price-to-sales is 4.95 and price-to-book is 1.48.

Company Score Card:

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