STOR stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market and the inspiration for its name.
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These 2 buy setups are elegible for STORE Capital stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is STORE Capital stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 4 ratings published for STOR stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for STOR stock, with 4 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-5||BMO Capital Markets||n/a||Buy|
STOR stock analysis
STORE Capital declined -0.62% to $36.67 after reaching all time highs today.
After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, STORE Capital declined -0.62% to $36.67. STOR shows a strong short term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom on Aug 13th, STOR climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. On June STOR price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Even closing in lows, the session peaked to new all time highs at $36.93.
STORE Capital closed this week at $36.67 after marking a new all time high ($37.30) and stayed constant a tight 0.22%. Counting this, it's been 5 green weeks in a row, gaining $3.07 or 8.96%.
Weekly chart tells us that price finally broke over the resistance at $34.80 and continued climbing. Early January STOR price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
STOR stock price history
STOR IPO was on November 18th, 2014 at $15.89 per share1. Since then, STOR stock surged a 130.80%, with a yearly average of 32.70%. If you had invested $1,000 in STOR stock in 2014, it would worth $1,308.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
STOR stock historical price chart
STOR stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $37.30.
STOR stock price target is $35.30How 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. You should not follow the analysts' STOR stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we found 4 price forecasts for STORE Capital stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-5||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterates||n/a||$35.00||-|
|2019-7-11||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$35.00||$36.00||2.9%|
|2019-1-23||Mizuho||Set Price Target||n/a||$34.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, STORE Capital reported its latest financial data, posting a good climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Analyst were expecting $0.44 per share, but STORE Capital posted $0.48.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an extraordinary gain of 19.41% to $540.76 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) raised a 4.34% to 40.12%.
|2013||$109 M||-||$22 M20.3%||-|
|2014||$190 M||75.38%||$48 M25.3%||118.61%|
|2015||$285 M||49.53%||$84 M29.4%||74.02%|
|2016||$376 M||32.16%||$123 M32.8%||47.22%|
|2017||$453 M||20.33%||$162 M35.8%||31.39%|
|2018||$541 M||19.41%||$217 M40.1%||33.90%|
Quarterly financial resultsSTORE Capital posted $146.70 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 7.08% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $56.58 M with a profit margin of 38.57%. Profit margin appreciated a 3.37% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 35.20%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, STORE Capital sales marked an astounding growth and boosted a 22.13%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, STORE Capital posted 5 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$114 M||-||$35 M30.8%||-|
|2017-Q3||$111 M||-3.26%||$29 M25.9%||-18.85%|
|2017-Q4||$120 M||8.67%||$41 M34.1%||43.48%|
|2018-Q1||$126 M||4.76%||$50 M39.7%||21.83%|
|2018-Q2||$131 M||4.26%||$62 M47.4%||24.50%|
|2018-Q3||$137 M||4.42%||$48 M35.2%||-22.47%|
|2018-Q4||$147 M||7.08%||$57 M38.6%||17.33%|
|2019-Q1||$157 M||6.77%||$46 M29.1%||-19.49%|
STORE Capital ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
STORE Capital shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.89% of all shares.
Bearish positions for STOR 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 stocks:
|Market cap||$8.3 B||$358.6 M||$22.2 B|
|Total shares||226.5 M||38.2 M||303.8 M|
|Float shares||210.0 M||23.5 M||317.3 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||95.1%||19.8%||74.6%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.9%||43.8%||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$36.62 - $37.30|
|Average true range||$0.57|
|50d mov avg||$34.72|
|100d mov avg||$34.00|
|200d mov avg||$32.07|
STORE Capital performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare STORE Capital performance to Nam Tai Property and Realty Income:
|NTPNam Tai Property||-4.86%||4.45%||-10.23%|