Does UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) Have Insiders Buying Shares?


As of Wednesday close, UMH Properties Inc.’s (NYSE:UMH) stock was down -$0.06, moving down -0.34 percent to $17.62. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 262,220 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.55 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 255,410, while in the previous 50 days, it was 263,746.

Since last month, UMH stock rose 3.83%. Shares of the company fell to $16.32 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $27.50 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $15.14. Since the beginning of this year, UMH’s stock price has dropped by -35.53% or -$9.71, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -35.93% since its 52-week high.

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UMH stock investors should be aware that UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 9 days ago on Nov 15. LANDY SAMUEL A, the President and CEO of the company, purchased of 59 shares for $16.88 on Nov 15. It resulted in a $1,000 investment by the insider. LANDY SAMUEL A added 59 shares at an average price of $16.88 on Nov 15. The insider now owns 793,314 shares following the transaction. On Nov 15, Director QUIGLEY KENNETH K JR bought 59 shares at $16.88 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,000.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.23. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.97, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.29.

The latest dividend of $0.20 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.20. On Wednesday January 12 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.47, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.47. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 52.80% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 16.30%. Based on annual data, UMH earned $33.94 million in gross profit and brought in $186.1 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -9.10%.

In UMH Properties Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $627.04 million against cash and short-term investments of $39.22 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UMH’s revenue rose 7.53% to $49.22 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $51.94 million. While analysts expected UMH Properties Inc. to report -$0.04 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.41 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -925.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $20.16 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $55.73 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at UMH Properties Inc.’s (UMH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 25.41%, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.64% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current UMH Properties Inc. price is up by +3.22% percent or $0.55. At present, UMH shares trade +3.65% above its 20-day simple moving average and -3.50% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -2.87% below its SMA50 and -23.76% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 63.89% and Stochastic coefficient D was 58.01%, while ATR was 0.52. Given the Stochastic reading of 63.24% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 55.27%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.18, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.21.

Analyst Ratings

Wolfe Research launched its rating on UMH Properties Inc. (NYSE: UMH) to an Outperform in a note to investors on October 13, 2022. UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, UMH is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate UMH Properties Inc. stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $21.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $26.50. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) will achieve an average price target of $21.50.


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