How to buy Boston Properties (BXP) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Boston Properties shares.

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Boston Properties Inc (BXP) is a leading reit-office business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$119.6 after a previous close of US$119.8. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD115.02 to a high of USD119.5. The latest price was USD116.73 (25 minute delay). Boston Properties is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Boston Properties

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Boston Properties. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BXP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Boston Properties reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$119.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Boston Properties, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Boston Properties. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Boston Properties stock price (NYSE:BXP)

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Boston Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
OpenUS$119.6
HighUS$119.5
LowUS$115.02
CloseUS$116.73
Previous closeUS$119.8
Change US$-3.07
Change % -2.5626%
Volume 1,437,815
Information last updated 2021-11-27.
52-week rangeUS$86.119 - US$122.1279
50-day moving average US$115.0828
200-day moving average US$111.9183
Target priceUS$123.8
PE ratio 54.638
Dividend yield US$3.92 (3.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.044

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Boston Properties price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $116.73

1 week (2021-11-22) -1.19%
1 month (2021-10-28) 2.25%
3 months (2021-08-27) 3.22%
6 months (2021-05-27) 0.07%
1 year (2020-11-27) 13.96%
2 years (2019-11-29) -15.74%
3 years (2018-11-29) -10.08%
5 years (2016-11-29) -6.81%

Is Boston Properties under- or over-valued?

Valuing Boston Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Boston Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Boston Properties's P/E ratio

Boston Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 55x. In other words, Boston Properties shares trade at around 55x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Boston Properties's PEG ratio

Boston Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 21.0212. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Boston Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Boston Properties's EBITDA

Boston Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.6 billion (£1.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Boston Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Boston Properties financials

Revenue TTM US$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.82%
Gross profit TTM US$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.5%
Return on equity TTM 5.24%
Profit margin 11.87%
Book value 36.598
Market capitalisation US$17.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Boston Properties's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Boston Properties.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Boston Properties's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boston Properties's overall score of 19.41 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Boston Properties is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Boston Properties's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.82/100

Boston Properties's environmental score of 8.82 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boston Properties's social score

Social score: 6.59/100

Boston Properties's social score of 6.59 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Boston Properties's governance score

Governance score: 10.51/100

Boston Properties's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boston Properties's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Boston Properties scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Boston Properties has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Boston Properties Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.41
Total ESG percentile 11.16
Environmental score 8.82
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 6.59
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 10.51
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

Boston Properties share dividends

61%

Dividend payout ratio: 61.44% of net profits

Recently Boston Properties has paid out, on average, around 61.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Boston Properties shareholders could enjoy a 3.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Boston Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $3.92 per share.

Boston Properties's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Boston Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 29 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Boston Properties share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Boston Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$86.119 up to US$122.1279. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BXP.US volatility(beta: 1.18)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Boston Properties's is 1.1803. This would suggest that Boston Properties's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Boston Properties overview

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) is the largest publicly-held developer and owner of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in five markets - Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), that develops, manages, operates, acquires and owns a diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space. The Company's portfolio totals 51.2 million square feet and 196 properties, including six properties under construction/redevelopment.

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