UBA stock: buy or sell?

UBA stock price: $23.64 -0.25% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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After reaching all time highs on Sep 13th, Urstadt Biddle Properties remained steady -0.25% today to $23.64. With Friday it's been 3 sliding days in a row, loosing $-0.72 (-2.98%).

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust which owns or has equity interests in 81 properties containing approximately 5.

Should I buy UBA stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with Urstadt Biddle Properties stock situation right now, hence 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 doesn't mean UBA will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Urstadt Biddle Properties 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 UBA stock for the last month.

UBA stock analysis

Daily outlook

Urstadt Biddle Properties remained constant -0.25% today to $23.64 after topping to all time highs on Sep 13th.

After reaching all time highs on September 13th, Urstadt Biddle Properties remained constant -0.25% today to $23.64. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up yesterday, UBA price slid a -0.67%. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on September/4, UBA climbed $2.38 (11.19%). On September 13th, UBA hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Sep/12 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

UBA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an amazing 7.09% in a week last week, Urstadt Biddle Properties closed this week at $23.64 and declined a tragic -1.99%.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Urstadt Biddle Properties marked last week. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late August, UBA climbed $2.91 (14.04%). Since late April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, UBA price gained $3.17 per share (15.49%).

UBA stock chart (weekly)

UBA stock price history

UBA IPO was on August 17th, 1998 at $2.38 per share1. Since then, UBA stock grew a 893.30%, with an average of 42.50% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in UBA stock in 1998, it would worth $8,933.00 today.

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

UBA stock historical price chart

UBA stock reached all-time highs on Sep/13 with a price of $24.48.

UBA stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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' UBA stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price prediction for Urstadt Biddle Properties stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Urstadt Biddle Properties presented slightly fine results for 2019-Q1 on March. Urstadt Biddle Properties grew Earnings per Share (EPS) by 5.90%, beating analysts consensus of $0.34. Urstadt Biddle Properties posted $0.36.
UBA earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.12n/a
2017-Q3-n/a0.17n/a
2017-Q42018-03-090.13n/an/a
2018-Q12018-03-090.330.330.0%
2018-Q22018-06-080.340.4532.4%
2018-Q32018-09-070.330.356.1%
2018-Q42018-12-140.340.33-2.9%
2019-Q12019-03-080.340.365.9%
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Urstadt Biddle Properties annual turnover soared a superb 10.00% to $122.02 million dollars from $110.94 marked in 2017. By contrast, its profit margin (compared to revenues) plummed to 30.70%, that is $37.47 million.

Urstadt Biddle Properties fiscal year ends in October, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Urstadt Biddle Properties TTM sales up to January 2019 were $123.78 and income $38.40 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Urstadt Biddle Properties business evolution since October 2018: Annual turnover up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, gained a tiny 1.44%. Regarding profit margin, Urstadt Biddle Properties remained constant 0.32% to 30.70%

UBA annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$95 M-$24 M25.5%-
2014$103 M8.07%$51 M49.3%108.70%
2014$92 M-10.23%$65 M70.6%28.73%
2015$116 M25.48%$29 M25.0%-55.66%
2015$102 M-11.81%$49 M48.3%70.52%
2016$117 M14.58%$34 M28.8%-31.55%
2016$104 M-11.03%$34 M32.4%-0.01%
2017$124 M18.96%$53 M42.8%56.99%
2017$111 M-10.38%$53 M47.7%0.01%
2018$122 M10.00%$37 M30.7%-29.22%
TTM $124 M1.44%$38 M31.0%2.49%

Quarterly financial results

Urstadt Biddle Properties reported $31.41 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 7.76% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $8.92 M with a profit margin of 28.39%. Profit margin stayed steady a 0.32% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 28.07%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Urstadt Biddle Properties sales marked a decent increase and escalated a 5.93%.
UBA quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$30 M-$28 M92.0%-
2017-Q3$32 M6.09%$10 M30.2%-65.20%
2017-Q4$42 M31.54%$9 M20.6%-10.20%
2018-Q1$30 M-29.33%$8 M26.9%-7.68%
2018-Q2$34 M13.82%$13 M37.5%58.57%
2018-Q3$29 M-12.67%$9 M29.3%-31.74%
2018-Q4$29 M-1.11%$8 M28.1%-5.33%
2019-Q1$31 M7.76%$9 M28.4%9.00%

Urstadt Biddle Properties ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Urstadt Biddle Properties shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 2.08% of all shares.

Bearish positions for UBA 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:

UBACHMICIOSNRSPG
Market cap$706.8 M$229.7 M$559.1 M$561.1 M$47.8 B
Total shares29.9 M16.9 M39.7 M83.1 M308.0 M
Float shares31.4 M14.7 M38.8 M71.6 M305.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)81.4%60.6%0.0%68.4%98.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)2.1%7.0%43.5%2.0%0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

UBA summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$23.72
Close$23.64
Day range$23.51 - $23.94
Previous close$23.70
Session gain-0.25%
Average true range$0.61
50d mov avg$21.72
100d mov avg$21.68
200d mov avg$20.94
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Urstadt Biddle Properties performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Urstadt Biddle Properties against Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment, City Office, New Senior Investment and Simon Property in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
UBAUrstadt Biddle Pr...11.61%19.03%19.21%
CHMICherry Hill Mortg...-14.04%-18.67%-18.03%
CIOCity Office16.05%34.16%22.61%
SNRNew Senior Invest...-0.30%38.04%28.82%
SPGSimon Property-4.19%-10.44%-9.92%

Urstadt Biddle Properties competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Urstadt Biddle Properties. We picked 4 companies as Urstadt Biddle Properties competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.