How to buy Duke Realty Corporation shares

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Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) is a leading reit-industrial business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$49.4 after a previous close of US$49.68. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD49.11 to a high of USD49.59. The latest price was USD49.3 (25 minute delay). Duke Realty Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Duke Realty Corporation

  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 Duke Realty Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DRE. 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 Duke Realty Corporation 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$48.18, 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 Duke Realty Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Duke Realty Corporation. 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.

Duke Realty Corporation share price

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Duke Realty Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous closeUS$49.68
Change US$-0.38
Change % -0.7649%
Volume 1,317,652
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$33.1989 - US$49.715
50-day moving average US$46.1417
200-day moving average US$41.8504
Target priceUS$50.14
PE ratio 50.9138
Dividend yield US$1 (2.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.963

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Is it a good time to buy Duke Realty Corporation stock?

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Duke Realty Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $49.3

1 week (2021-06-03) 2.41%
1 month (2021-05-13) 10.64%
3 months (2021-03-12) 21.04%
6 months (2020-12-11) 28.59%
1 year (2020-06-12) 39.46%
2 years (2019-06-13) 54.98%
3 years (2018-06-13) 75.13%
5 years (2016-06-13) 100.41%

Is Duke Realty Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Duke Realty Corporation's P/E ratio

Duke Realty Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Duke Realty Corporation shares trade at around 51x 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.

Duke Realty Corporation's PEG ratio

Duke Realty Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 27.5779. 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 Duke Realty Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Duke Realty Corporation's EBITDA

Duke Realty Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$619.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Duke Realty Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Duke Realty Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.56%
Gross profit TTM US$720.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.13%
Return on equity TTM 7.06%
Profit margin 33.69%
Book value 13.842
Market capitalisation US$18.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Duke Realty Corporation shares

There are currently 4.9 million Duke Realty Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Duke Realty Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% down from 5.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Duke Realty Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Duke Realty Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Duke Realty Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Duke Realty Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Duke Realty Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Duke Realty Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.42. In other words for every 100,000 Duke Realty Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2420 shares are currently held short.

However Duke Realty Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Duke Realty Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Duke Realty Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Duke Realty Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Duke Realty Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Duke Realty Corporation shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Duke Realty Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Duke Realty Corporation stock.

Duke Realty Corporation'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 Duke Realty Corporation.

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

Duke Realty Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Duke Realty Corporation's overall score of 19.75 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Duke Realty Corporation 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.).

Duke Realty Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.54/100

Duke Realty Corporation's environmental score of 9.54 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Duke Realty Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Duke Realty Corporation's social score

Social score: 8.57/100

Duke Realty Corporation's social score of 8.57 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Duke Realty Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Duke Realty Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 8.64/100

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Duke Realty Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.75
Total ESG percentile 15.56
Environmental score 9.54
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 8.57
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 8.64
Governance score percentile 6

Duke Realty Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.29% of net profits

Recently Duke Realty Corporation has paid out, on average, around 63.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Duke Realty Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Duke Realty Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Duke Realty Corporation'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.

Duke Realty Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Duke Realty Corporation's shares ever split?

Duke Realty Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 August 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Duke Realty Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Duke Realty Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Duke Realty Corporation's share price.

Duke Realty Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Duke Realty Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$33.1989 up to US$49.715. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DRE.US volatility(beta: 0.53)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 Duke Realty Corporation's is 0.5255. This would suggest that Duke Realty Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Duke Realty Corporation overview

Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 159 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 20 major logistics markets. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is a member of the S&P 500 Index.

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