DSS stock: buy or sell?

DSS stock price: $7.79 4.56% At close on May 26th, 2020

Updated on:
May 26th, 2020


After sliding a chilling -13.56% on Friday, Document Security Systems closed today at $7.79 and climbed a dazzling 4.56%. On May 15th DSS boosted an extraordinary 8.52%.

Document Security Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells paper and plastic products to protect information from unauthorized scanning, copying, and digital imaging worldwide.

Should I buy DSS stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Document Security Systems 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 Document Security Systems stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for DSS stock for the last 30 days.

DSS stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a chilling -13.56% on Friday, Document Security Systems closed today at $7.79 and climbed a dazzling 4.56%.

After sliding a chilling -13.56% on Friday, Document Security Systems closed today at $7.79 and climbed a dazzling 4.56%.

DSS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a bloodcurdling -18.12% in a week last week, Document Security Systems closed this week at $7.79 and jumped a phenomenal 4.56%. Late April DSS climbed a super good 32.23% in just one week.

Weekly chart tells us that price is in a simple uptrend, tested $7.24 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $13.50.

DSS stock chart (weekly)

DSS stock price history

DSS IPO was on April 29th, 1999 at $1,680.00 per share1. Since then, DSS stock sliced a -99.50%, with a yearly average of -4.70%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

DSS stock historical price chart

DSS stock reached 52-week highs at $34.50, and all-time highs 2000-01-21 with a price of 4200.

DSS stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for Document Security Systems stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report , Document Security Systems . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
DSS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Document Security Systems annual sales stayed constant a bad -0.79% to $18.52 M dollars from $18.66 marked in 2017. However, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) skyrocketed to 7.91%, that is $1.46 million.

DSS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$17 M-$2.59 M14.8%-
2014$18 M4.80%$-41.16 M-225.1%-1,689.08%
2015$18 M-4.28%$-14.31 M-81.7%-65.23%
2016$19 M9.55%$-0.95 M-5.0%-93.36%
2017$19 M-2.69%$-0.58 M-3.1%-39.14%
2018$19 M-0.79%$1.46 M7.9%-353.39%

Quarterly financial results

Document Security Systems posted $5.96 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 45.48% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-0.39 M with a profit margin of -6.62%. Profit margin raised a 3.44% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -10.06%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Document Security Systems sales marked a slightly good increase and gained a 2.12%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Document Security Systems posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
DSS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$5 M-$-0.18 M-3.9%-
2017-Q2$4 M-19.08%$-0.26 M-6.9%43.73%
2017-Q3$4 M8.77%$-0.28 M-6.6%4.73%
2017-Q4$6 M38.91%$0.15 M2.5%-153.23%
2018-Q1$4 M-24.94%$-0.41 M-9.3%-375.39%
2018-Q2$4 M-6.64%$2.68 M65.5%-759.33%
2018-Q3$4 M0.18%$-0.41 M-10.1%-115.39%
2018-Q4$6 M45.48%$-0.39 M-6.6%-4.30%

Document Security Systems ownership

Checking Document Security Systems ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

Document Security Systems shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 41.05% of all shares.

In case of Document Security Systems stock, 1.00% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for DSS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

Market cap$16.2 M
Total shares2.1 M
Float shares1.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)1.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)41.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

DSS summary

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
Day range$7.55 - $8.45
Previous close$7.45
Session gain4.56%
Average true range$1.10
50d mov avg$7.64
100d mov avg$7.66
200d mov avg$9.03
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb01a

Document Security Systems performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Document Security Systems against in the following table:
DSSDocument Security...8.19%-5.23%-74.03%

Document Security Systems competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Document Security Systems competitor. This doesn't mean Document Security Systems does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.