A Look At Insider Reactions To Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI)


As of Friday close, Douglas Emmett Inc.’s (NYSE:DEI) stock was down -$0.49, moving down -4.12 percent to $11.39. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,764,220 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.22 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,763,810, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,200,732.

Since last month, DEI stock retreated -29.25%. Shares of the company fell to $11.14 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $34.70 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $11.66. Since the beginning of this year, DEI’s stock price has dropped by -27.36% or -$4.29, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -67.18% since its 52-week high.

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DEI stock investors should be aware that Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 171 days ago on Sep 28. SIMON WILLIAM E JR, the Director of the company, purchased of 13,200 shares for $18.73 on Sep 28. It resulted in a $247,236 investment by the insider. Wang Shirley added 284,000 shares at an average price of $21.17 on Sep 08. The insider now owns 284,000 shares following the transaction. On Sep 07, Chief Exec Officer, President Kaplan Jordan L bought 48,750 shares at $20.48 apiece. The transaction was valued at $998,400.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI) has a P/E ratio of about 20.78. The stock’s beta is 0.98. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.13, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.78, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.44 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.19 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.19. On Thursday December 8 2022, a $0.09 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 2.03, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.03. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 66.50% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 24.30%. Based on annual data, DEI earned $241.63 million in gross profit and brought in $993.65 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 3.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 3.80%.

In Douglas Emmett Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $5.19 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. DEI’s revenue rose 6.02% to $253.66 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $254.14 million. While analysts expected Douglas Emmett Inc. to report $0.13 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $155.53 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $175.81 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Douglas Emmett Inc.’s (DEI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.73%, the RSI 9-day stood at 13.53% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Douglas Emmett Inc. price is down by -9.67% percent or -$1.22. At present, DEI shares trade -27.31% below its 20-day simple moving average and -31.55% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -26.89% below its SMA50 and -59.71% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.63% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.93%, while ATR was 0.68. Given the Stochastic reading of 7.43% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 18.77%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.82, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.37.

Analyst Ratings

Douglas Emmett Inc. downgraded its rating on Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI) to an Underperform in a note to investors on March 03, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Market perform rating on the stock.Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, DEI is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Douglas Emmett Inc. stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $16.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $12.00 – $23.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI) will achieve an average price target of $16.35.


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