Assessing the Risk and Potential of Douglas Emmett Inc’s (DEI) Stock

The stock of Douglas Emmett Inc (DEI) has seen a -5.83% decrease in the past week, with a -0.07% drop in the past month, and a 1.88% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.43%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.93% for DEI. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.10% for DEI stock, with a simple moving average of 1.98% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE: DEI) Right Now?

The 36-month beta value for DEI is at 1.09. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 rating it as “overweight,” 11 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The public float for DEI is 160.80M, and currently, shorts hold a 13.24% of that float. The average trading volume for DEI on May 23, 2024 was 1.56M shares.

DEI) stock’s latest price update

Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE: DEI)’s stock price has decreased by -1.81 compared to its previous closing price of 13.81. However, the company has seen a -5.83% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. seekingalpha.com reported 2024-05-21 that Douglas Emmett is an office REIT focused on California and Hawaii, with 20% of annual rent coming from multifamily properties. Operational performance is very polarized, with an 80.8% leased rate for offices but 98.9% for residential. The majority of the company’s interest rate swaps will expire in the next two years, straining cash generation for shareholders.

Analysts’ Opinion of DEI

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DEI stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for DEI by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for DEI in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $15 based on the research report published on January 02, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Wedbush, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DEI reach a price target of $13. The rating they have provided for DEI stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on October 03rd, 2023.

DEI Trading at -0.38% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DEI to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -15.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.93%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.43%, as shares surge +1.50% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +0.60% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DEI fell by -6.18%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.46% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $14.00. In addition, Douglas Emmett Inc saw -6.48% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DEI starting from SIMON WILLIAM E JR, who sale 91,000 shares at the price of $13.95 back on Dec 06 ’23. After this action, SIMON WILLIAM E JR now owns 0 shares of Douglas Emmett Inc, valued at $1,269,141 using the latest closing price.

SIMON WILLIAM E JR, the Director of Douglas Emmett Inc, purchase 10,000 shares at $12.42 during a trade that took place back on Jun 08 ’23, which means that SIMON WILLIAM E JR is holding 91,000 shares at $124,186 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DEI

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.14 for the present operating margin
  • 0.43 for the gross margin

The net margin for Douglas Emmett Inc stands at -0.05. The total capital return value is set at 0.02. Equity return is now at value -2.27, with -0.55 for asset returns.

Based on Douglas Emmett Inc (DEI), the company’s capital structure generated 0.72 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.08. The debt to equity ratio resting at 2.52. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.98.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 609.62 million with net debt to EBITDA at 8.12. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 7.19. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.38for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.11.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Douglas Emmett Inc (DEI) has had a mixed performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bearish, with some giving it a “sell” rating and others a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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