IStar trades as part of the real estate sector and is part of the REITs industry. The company CEO is Jay Sugarman. iStar Inc finances, invests, and develops real estate and its related projects. The company operates manages a portfolio of senior and subordinated loans, provides lease transactions across various property types, invests in properties, and sells land.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The STAR shares had a previous change of 0.61% which opened at 11.54 and closed at 11.60. It moved to an intraday high of 11.61 and a low of 11.46.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, STAR shares returned -1.11% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 34.72%. Over three months, it changed 39.03%. In one year it has changed 10.88% and within that year its 52 week high was 12.06 and its 52 week low was 7.84. STAR stock is 47.96% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 9.64 and a 50 day moving average of 9.35. Right now, STAR stock is trading 20.37% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $750.4m with 64.7m shares outstanding and a float of 60.3m shares. Trading volume was 928,662 shares and has experienced an average volume of 953,758 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 IStar was -1.03 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is -0.21.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-02-2019: -0.26
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-25-2019: -1.70
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-01-2018: -0.28
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-02-2018: 0.54
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-03-2018: 0.35

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of IStar; 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 32.50% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 7,185,764, which was 11.11% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.28. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.



The beta was calculated to be 0.63.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -2.50%, profit margin is -11.06%, price-to-sales is 1.38 and price-to-book is 0.92.

Company Score Card:

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