BRT stock: buy or sell?

BRT stock price: $16.98 -1.79% At close on November 15th, 2019

Updated on:
November 15th, 2019

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After reaching all time highs on November/7, BRT Apartments eased -1.79% yesterday to $16.98.

BRT is a real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops multi-family properties. Interested parties are urged to review the Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 and the supplemental disclosures regarding the quarter on the investor relations section of the Company's website at: http:\u002F\u002Fbrtapartments.

Should I buy BRT stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, BRT Apartments stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is BRT Apartments stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 2 ratings published for BRT stock in the last month.

Is BRT a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-24National Securitiesn/aBuy
2019-3-28DA Davidsonn/aBuy

BRT stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs on Nov 7th, BRT Apartments eased -1.79% to $16.98.

After marking all time highs on November/7, BRT Apartments eased -1.79% yesterday to $16.98. On Nov/7, BRT hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on October 23rd tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on August, BRT price climbed $3.03 per share (21.72%). Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on July, BRT climbed $4.11 (31.93%).

BRT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After climbing for 4 weeks, this week BRT Apartments slipped an awful -2.47%, closing at $16.98. By mid October BRT rocketed an outstanding 6.18% in just one week.

BRT Apartments stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last all-time high BRT Apartments marked last week. Since mid March when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, BRT price gained $4.13 per share (32.14%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early January, BRT climbed $5.61 (49.34%).

BRT stock chart (weekly)

BRT stock price history

BRT stock historical price chart

BRT stock reached all-time highs on Nov 7th with a price of $17.71.

BRT stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' BRT stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for BRT Apartments stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, BRT Apartments reported its latest financial data, posting a beatiful growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $0.20 per share, but BRT Apartments posted $0.22.
BRT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.3n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.24n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.35n/a
2017-Q4-n/a-0.11n/a
2018-Q12018-05-080.170.2547.1%
2018-Q22018-08-080.240.240.0%
2018-Q32018-12-100.20.215.0%
2018-Q42019-02-070.20.2210.0%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, BRT Apartments annual turnover climbed an outstanding 13.11% to $119.64 M dollars from $105.77 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) jumped a 7.01% to 19.87%.

BRT Apartments fiscal year ends in September, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, BRT Apartments TTM sales up to December 2018 were $122.73 and earnings $25.50 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review BRT Apartments business evolution since September 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, gained a slightly fine 2.58%. However, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed steady at 19.87%.

BRT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$43 M-$4.24 M9.8%-
2014$66 M53.30%$-9.45 M-14.2%-322.97%
2015$82 M24.25%$-2.39 M-2.9%-74.74%
2016$94 M14.26%$31 M33.2%-1,410.26%
2017$106 M12.21%$14 M12.9%-56.53%
2018$120 M13.11%$24 M19.9%74.80%
TTM $123 M2.58%$25 M20.8%7.24%

Quarterly financial results

BRT Apartments reported $31.44 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -0.13% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $8.07 M with a profit margin of 25.68%. Profit margin skyrocketed a 35.56% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -9.88%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, BRT Apartments sales marked a brilliant increase and boosted a 10.90%.
BRT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$25 M-$-4 M-17.0%-
2017-Q2$27 M7.94%$-3 M-12.7%-19.62%
2017-Q3$28 M6.00%$5 M19.2%-260.62%
2017-Q4$28 M-0.13%$6 M22.4%16.30%
2018-Q1$30 M4.59%$25 M85.1%297.13%
2018-Q2$30 M1.70%$-5 M-15.6%-118.59%
2018-Q3$31 M4.40%$-3 M-9.9%-33.65%
2018-Q4$31 M-0.13%$8 M25.7%-359.50%

BRT Apartments ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For BRT Apartments, 21.88% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of BRT Apartments stock, 54.21% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BRT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

BRTAPTSAVBCLIMAA
Market cap$273.0 M$623.5 M$30.0 B$1.9 B$15.8 B
Total shares16.1 M45.8 M139.7 M90.6 M114.1 M
Float shares10.0 M45.3 M138.9 M82.8 M113.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)54.2%60.8%95.0%100.4%95.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)21.9%1.1%0.3%8.8%0.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

BRT summary

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Open$17.30
Close$16.98
Day range$16.83 - $17.30
Previous close$17.29
Session gain-1.79%
Average true range$0.42
50d mov avg$15.66
100d mov avg$14.62
200d mov avg$13.86
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

BRT Apartments performance

To better understand BRT Apartments performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We picked Preferred Apartment Communities, AvalonBay Communities, Mack-Cali Realty and Mid-America Apartment Communities as the bechmarking frame for BRT Apartments stock.
Stock3m6m12m
BRTBRT Apartments19.92%23.94%58.40%
APTSPreferred Apartme...-3.27%-16.14%-5.94%
AVBAvalonBay Communi...4.96%7.17%19.24%
CLIMack-Cali Realty-3.44%-5.20%4.82%
MAAMid-America Apart...12.17%22.07%41.62%

BRT Apartments competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for BRT Apartments. We chose 4 companies as BRT Apartments competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.