POPE stock: buy or sell?

POPE stock price: $118.97 6.02% At close on February 26th, 2020

Updated on:
February 26th, 2020

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Pope Resources shares rocketed 6.02% to $118.97 today.

Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership manages timber resources in the United States. It operates through three segments: Fee Timber, Timberland Investment Management, and Real Estate.

Should I buy POPE stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Pope Resources 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 doesn't mean POPE will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Pope Resources stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for POPE stock for the last month.

POPE stock analysis

Daily outlook

Pope Resources shares rocketed 6.02% to $118.97 today.

Pope Resources shares rocketed 6.02% to $118.97 today. On January 15th, POPE hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on December tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on September, POPE price climbed $48.10 per share (67.87%). On October POPE price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

POPE stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Pope Resources remained steady a slightly good 0.42% this week. By mid January POPE skyrocketed a super good 26.18% in just one week. Counting this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 2.71%.

POPE marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top by mid January at $138.99, price slid and bounced up back from $110.88. Breaking down under $110.88 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $138.99 might act as a resistance line. Not so far away is the last price record Pope Resources marked by mid January. Since mid July 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, POPE price gained $51.69 per share (76.83%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early June, POPE climbed $54.09 (83.37%).

POPE stock chart (weekly)

POPE stock price history

POPE IPO was on February 6th, 1986 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, POPE stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after POPE's IPO a $1,000 in POPE stock in 1986, it would worth $inf today.

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

POPE stock historical price chart

POPE stock reached all-time highs on Jan/15 with a price of $138.99.

POPE stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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 month we have not found any price target for Pope Resources stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on March, Pope Resources . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
POPE earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-1.12n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.03n/a
2017-Q32017-11-03n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-28n/a2.92n/a
2018-Q12018-05-07n/a1.31n/a
2018-Q22018-08-07n/a0.71n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07n/a0.6n/a
2018-Q42019-03-04n/a0.21n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a beatiful gain of 3.74% to $103.55 M USD. However, its earnings margin (compared to sales) plunged to 6.59%, that is $6.82 million.

POPE annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$71 M-$13 M18.3%-
2014$87 M23.74%$25 M28.4%91.89%
2015$78 M-10.79%$22 M28.0%-11.86%
2016$80 M3.08%$9.92 M12.3%-54.67%
2017$100 M24.11%$18 M17.9%80.33%
2018$104 M3.74%$6.82 M6.6%-61.87%

Quarterly financial results

Pope Resources reported $22.65 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -19.14% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-1.74 M with a profit margin of -7.69%. Profit margin collapsed a -17.13% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.44%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Pope Resources sales marked a frightening drop down and plunged a -52.61%.
POPE quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$17 M-$3.35 M19.3%-
2017-Q2$16 M-8.41%$0.13 M0.8%-96.03%
2017-Q3$19 M18.33%$1.66 M8.8%1,146.62%
2017-Q4$48 M154.13%$12.71 M26.6%666.28%
2018-Q1$25 M-47.71%$5.72 M22.9%-54.99%
2018-Q2$28 M11.71%$0.20 M0.7%-96.52%
2018-Q3$28 M0.34%$2.64 M9.4%1,228.64%
2018-Q4$23 M-19.14%$-1.74 M-7.7%-165.85%

Pope Resources ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Pope Resources shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 33.48% of all shares.

In case of Pope Resources stock, 9.71% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for POPE stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

POPE
Market cap$519.9 M
Total shares4.4 M
Float shares2.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)9.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)33.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

POPE summary

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Open$111.78
Close$118.97
Day range$111.78 - $118.97
Previous close$112.21
Session gain6.02%
Average true range$3.27
50d mov avg$105.78
100d mov avg$90.27
200d mov avg$77.73
Daily patternlt11a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Pope Resources performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For Pope Resources, the benchmark is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
POPE32.99%75.16%80.45%

Pope Resources competitors

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