STOR stock: buy or sell?

STOR stock price: $36.67 -0.62% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019

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STORE Capital declined -0.62% today to $36.67 after topping to all time highs today.

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.

Should I buy STOR stock?

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These 2 buy setups are elegible for STORE Capital stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

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.
Is STOR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-5BMO Capital Marketsn/aBuy
2019-7-11Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-5-6Raymond Jamesn/aOutperform
2019-1-23Mizuhon/aBuy

STOR stock analysis

Daily outlook

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.

STOR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $35.30

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. 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:
STOR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-5BMO Capital MarketsReiteratesn/a$35.00-
2019-7-11Morgan StanleyRaises Target$35.00$36.002.9%
2019-5-6Raymond JamesReiterates$34.00$36.005.9%
2019-1-23MizuhoSet Price Targetn/a$34.00-
(in average)$34.50$35.302.0%
The price forecast for STORE Capital stock is $35.30, moving in a range between $36.00 and $34.00.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On 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.
STOR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.2n/a
2017-Q32017-11-020.190.15-21.1%
2017-Q42018-02-220.410.434.9%
2018-Q12018-05-030.430.442.3%
2018-Q22018-08-020.440.452.3%
2018-Q32018-11-010.440.476.8%
2018-Q42019-02-210.440.489.1%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

STOR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$109 M-$22 M20.3%-
2014$190 M75.38%$48 M25.3%118.61%
2015$285 M49.53%$84 M29.4%74.02%
2016$376 M32.16%$123 M32.8%47.22%
2017$453 M20.33%$162 M35.8%31.39%
2018$541 M19.41%$217 M40.1%33.90%

Quarterly financial results

STORE 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.
STOR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$114 M-$35 M30.8%-
2017-Q3$111 M-3.26%$29 M25.9%-18.85%
2017-Q4$120 M8.67%$41 M34.1%43.48%
2018-Q1$126 M4.76%$50 M39.7%21.83%
2018-Q2$131 M4.26%$62 M47.4%24.50%
2018-Q3$137 M4.42%$48 M35.2%-22.47%
2018-Q4$147 M7.08%$57 M38.6%17.33%
2019-Q1$157 M6.77%$46 M29.1%-19.49%

STORE Capital ownership

When 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:

STORNTPO
Market cap$8.3 B$358.6 M$22.2 B
Total shares226.5 M38.2 M303.8 M
Float shares210.0 M23.5 M317.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)95.1%19.8%74.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.9%43.8%0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%

STOR summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Open$36.90
Close$36.67
Day range$36.62 - $37.30
Previous close$36.90
Session gain-0.62%
Average true range$0.57
50d mov avg$34.72
100d mov avg$34.00
200d mov avg$32.07
Daily patternlb03c
Weekly pattern lb01c

STORE Capital performance

Stocks 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:
Stock3m6m12m
STORSTORE Capital6.63%14.38%33.59%
NTPNam Tai Property-4.86%4.45%-10.23%
ORealty Income4.62%6.83%29.90%

STORE Capital competitors

Choosing a list of competitors for STORE Capital it's difficult. We selected 2 public companies that are related to and can be considered as competitors of STORE Capital: