DSS stock: buy or sell?

DSS stock price: $0.37 8.82% At close on October 18th, 2019

Updated on:
October 18th, 2019

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Document Security Systems shares climbed 8.82% to $0.37 on October/18. On Wednesday DSS plunged a dreadful -5.71%.

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?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with Document Security Systems stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

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 detect any rating for DSS stock for the last 30 days.

DSS stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Document Security Systems ended on Oct/18 at $0.37 and climbed an amazing 8.82%.

Document Security Systems ended on Oct 18th at $0.37 and climbed an amazing 8.82%.

DSS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Document Security Systems closed this week at $0.37 and stayed constant a tight 0.00%. Late September DSS plummed a chilling -8.11% in just one week.

Since late May, when DSS stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.75 per share (-66.96%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

DSS stock chart (weekly)

DSS stock price history

DSS IPO was on April 6th, 1995 at $2.40 per share1. Since then, DSS stock lost a -84.60%, with a yearly average of -3.50%.

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

DSS stock historical price chart

DSS stock reached 52-week highs on March at $1.99, and all-time highs 2000-02-03 with a price of 596.

DSS stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found 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 on March, Document Security Systems . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
DSS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.01n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.02n/a
2017-Q32017-11-14n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-06n/a0.01n/a
2018-Q12018-05-15n/a-0.02n/a
2018-Q22018-08-14n/a-0.01n/a
2018-Q32018-11-14-0.02-0.02n/a
2018-Q42019-03-18n/a-0.01n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a bad movement of -0.79% to $18.52 M USD. Instead, its profit margin (compared to revenues) skyrocketed to 7.91%, that is $1.46 million.

DSS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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 reported $5.96 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 45.48% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-0.39 M with a profit margin of -6.62%. Profit margin appreciated 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 fine growth and grew a 2.12%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Document Security Systems posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
DSS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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

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

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Document Security Systems, 27.63% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Document Security Systems stock, 3.22% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Document Security Systems:

DSSGPK
Market cap$11.0 M$4.3 B
Total shares29.7 M294.0 M
Float shares22.5 M291.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)3.2%118.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)27.6%0.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

DSS summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Open$0.34
Close$0.37
Day range$0.34 - $0.37
Previous close$0.34
Session gain8.82%
Average true range$0.05
50d mov avg$0.39
100d mov avg$0.45
200d mov avg$0.80
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

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 selected Array as the bechmarking frame for Document Security Systems stock.
Stock3m6m12m
DSSDocument Security...-11.90%-69.17%-64.42%
GPKGraphic Packaging3.53%14.70%18.21%

Document Security Systems competitors

Creating a list of competitors for Document Security Systems it's not an easy task. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered Document Security Systems competitor: