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Latest Trend: American Assets Trust (NYSE: AAT)


American Assets Trust trades as part of the real estate sector and is in the REITs industry. The company CEO is Ernest Rady. American Assets Trust Inc is a self-administered real estate investment trust based in the United States. The company mainly invests in, operates, and develops retail, office, residential, and mixed-use properties in California, Oregon, and Hawaii.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The AAT stock showed a previous change of 0.09% with an open at 45.01 and a close of 45.11. It reached an intraday high of 45.32 and a low of 44.62.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.2b with 48.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 47.4m shares. Trading volume reached 4,649,969 shares compared to its average volume of 398,603 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, American Assets Trust shares returned -2.16% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.80%. Over three months, it changed -1.75%. In one year it has changed 25.37% and within that year its 52-week high was 46.91 and its 52-week low was 35.37. AAT stock is 27.54% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 41.39 and a 50 day moving average of 45.47. Currently AAT stock is trading 8.99% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.42 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 107.40. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.55. The TTM EPS is 2.09, which comes to a TTM PE of 21.58. Historically, the PE high was 108.10 and the PE low was 21.58. AAT stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/30/2019): 0.24
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/12/2019): 0.14
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/30/2018): 0.22
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/31/2018): 0.07
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/01/2018): -0.01

The dividend per share is currently 1.12, which is a dividend yield of 2.48%. Also, the payout ratio is 53.59%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 66.44, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 32.11%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.30% of insider ownership. Short-interest was 879,744, which was 1.83% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.14. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.36.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.83%, return on assets is 1.41%, profit margin is 13.91%, price-to-sales is 6.98 and price-to-book is 2.70.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.