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Prologis, Inc (PLD) is a leading reit-industrial business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$115.03 after a previous close of US$114.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD114.55 to a high of USD115.855. The latest price was USD114.71 (25 minute delay). Prologis is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Search for Prologis. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PLD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Prologis reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. 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 Prologis, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Prologis. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Prologis key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Prologis stock a buy or sell?
- Prologis performance over time
- Can I short Prologis shares?
- Is Prologis suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Prologis shares over-valued?
- Prologis's financials
- How volatile are Prologis shares?
- Does Prologis pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Prologis share priceUse our graph to track the performance of PLD stocks over time.
Prologis shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$78.2328 - US$112.5|
|50-day moving average||US$103.7817|
|200-day moving average||US$102.0466|
|Dividend yield||US$2.32 (2.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.008|
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Is it a good time to buy Prologis stock?
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Prologis price performance over time
|1 month (2021-03-22)||10.67%|
Is Prologis under- or over-valued?
Valuing Prologis stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Prologis's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Prologis's P/E ratio
Prologis's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, Prologis shares trade at around 56x 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.
Prologis's PEG ratio
Prologis's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.6151. 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 Prologis's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Prologis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.3 billion (£2.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Prologis's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$4.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.88%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.18%|
|Market capitalisation||US$83.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Prologis shares
There are currently 7.9 million Prologis shares held short by investors – that's known as Prologis's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% up from 7.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Prologis shares can be evaluated.
Prologis's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Prologis's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prologis shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prologis shares traded daily (recently around 3.2 million). Prologis's SIR currently stands at 2.45. In other words for every 100,000 Prologis shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2450 shares are currently held short.
However Prologis's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prologis shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prologis shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prologis's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prologis shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.014% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prologis shares, roughly 14 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 Prologis.
Find out more about how you can short Prologis stock.
Prologis'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 Prologis.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Prologis's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.23
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Prologis's overall score of 16.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Prologis 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.).
Prologis's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.44/100
Prologis's environmental score of 8.44 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Prologis is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Prologis's social score
Social score: 7.38/100
Prologis's social score of 7.38 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Prologis is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Prologis's governance score
Governance score: 7.4/100
Prologis's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Prologis is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Prologis's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Prologis scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Prologis has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||16.23|
|Total ESG percentile||9.36|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Prologis share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 62.53% of net profits
Recently Prologis has paid out, on average, around 62.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prologis shareholders could enjoy a 2.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prologis's case, that would currently equate to about $2.32 per share.
Prologis'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.
Prologis's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Prologis share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Prologis's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$78.2328 up to US$112.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Prologis's is 0.7308. This would suggest that Prologis's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 984 million square feet (91 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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