How Is Service Properties Trust (SVC)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


As of Friday close, Service Properties Trust’s (NASDAQ:SVC) stock was down -$0.63, moving down -6.16 percent to $9.59. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,169,900 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.72 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,615,130, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,150,822.

Since last month, SVC stock rose 11.25%. Shares of the company fell to $9.43 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $11.56 was reached on 03/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $4.65. Since the beginning of this year, SVC’s stock price has risen by 31.55% or $2.30, and marked a new high 17 times. However, the stock has declined by -17.08% since its 52-week high.

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SVC stock investors should be aware that Service Properties Trust (SVC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 297 days ago on May 25. Donley Brian E., the CFO and Treasurer of the company, purchased of 3,000 shares for $5.94 on May 25. It resulted in a $17,820 investment by the insider. Donley Brian E. added 3,000 shares at an average price of $6.60 on May 06. The insider now owns 35,341 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 2.24. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.87, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.14, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 8.02 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.20 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.20. On Thursday October 13 2022, a $0.19 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 4.07, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 4.07. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 34.10% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 8.80%. Based on annual data, SVC earned $164.06 million in gross profit and brought in $1.86 billion 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 2.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -9.30%.

In Service Properties Trust’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $5.66 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SVC’s revenue rose 7.43% to $498.25 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $455.22 million. While analysts expected Service Properties Trust to report -$0.2 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.19 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 5.00%.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Service Properties Trust’s (SVC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.38%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.05% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Service Properties Trust price is down by -6.98% percent or -$0.72. At present, SVC shares trade -8.84% below its 20-day simple moving average and +27.87% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +30.48% above its SMA50 and +51.50% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 18.95% and Stochastic coefficient D was 22.02%, while ATR was 0.56. Given the Stochastic reading of 7.49% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 41.76%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.42, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.64.


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