A better buy-in window may exist right now for Service Properties Trust (SVC)

With 0.57 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.87 million shares. During the session, the REIT – Hotel & Motel company that operates in wider Real Estate sector, reached to the highest price of $7.72 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $7.48. The 52-week range on SVC shows that it touched its highest point at $11.56 and its lowest point at $6.84 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $9.17. With its current market cap of 1.28 billion, SVC has annualized dividend of $0.80 while the current yield stands at 10.36%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 2.21.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of SVC was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -1.66%, but this was down by -6.20% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 3.07% while six-month performance fell -11.87%. The stock lost -11.06% in the past year, while it has lost -9.60% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for SVC yields -0.13 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.24. For the next quarter, that number is -0.22. This implies an EPS growth rate of 85.59% for this year and -75.36% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 165.45 million SVC shares are outstanding with a float of 161.69 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 8.2 million, which was 4.94% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Todd W. Hargreaves as the firm’s President & Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Brian E. Donley serves as its CFO & Treasurer.


Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 79.28% of SVC’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for SVC since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With SVC analysts setting a high price target of $12.00 and a low target of $7.50, the average target price over the next 12 months is $9.17. Based on these targets, SVC could surge 55.44% to reach the target high and fall by -2.85% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 18.78% from current levels.


Dividends & Yield:

In terms of dividends, SVC has a current ratio of $0.8, which is $0.8 over the trailing 12-months, while a dividend of $0.84 is likely to be paid on average over the next five years. Dividend yield is another indicator that appeals to many investors, and SVC currently yields $10.38. In the past year, SVC’s dividend yield has been $10.38, but when looking at the stock over the past five years, its yield has been $6.68. Accordingly, SVC has a current buyback yield of $0.04. This was $0.04 for the TTM, and it was $0.04 for the past five years.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded SVC stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 13 while that of sell transactions has risen to 5 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 130,000 while 29,489 shares were sold.