How to buy UDR (UDR) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in UDR shares.

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UDR Inc (UDR) is a leading reit-residential business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$56.64 after a previous close of US$57.69. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD55.53 to a high of USD56.935. The latest price was USD55.69 (25 minute delay). UDR is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in UDR

  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 UDR. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: UDR. 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 UDR 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$57.69, 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 UDR, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of UDR. 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.

UDR stock price (NYSE:UDR)

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UDR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-26.
Previous closeUS$57.69
Change US$-2
Change % -3.4668%
Volume 885,823
Information last updated 2021-11-20.
52-week rangeUS$34.9854 - US$57.06
50-day moving average US$54.3706
200-day moving average US$49.6974
Target priceUS$58.8
PE ratio 311.9444
Dividend yield US$1.448 (2.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.18

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy UDR stock?

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UDR share growth calculator


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UDR price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $55.69

1 week (2021-11-19) -0.82%
1 month (2021-10-27) 0.43%
3 months (2021-08-27) 5.45%
6 months (2021-05-27) 18.54%
1 year (2020-11-27) 41.99%
2 years (2019-11-27) 15.95%
3 years (2018-11-27) 33.97%
5 years (2016-11-25) 66.14%

Is UDR under- or over-valued?

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

UDR's P/E ratio

UDR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 312x. In other words, UDR shares trade at around 312x 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.


UDR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$758.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

UDR financials

Revenue TTM US$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.72%
Gross profit TTM US$850 million
Return on assets TTM 1.02%
Return on equity TTM 1.51%
Profit margin 4.62%
Book value 9.9
Market capitalisation US$17.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

UDR'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 UDR.

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

UDR's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and UDR's overall score of 20.6 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

UDR's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.27/100

UDR's environmental score of 8.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that UDR is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

UDR's social score

Social score: 10.73/100

UDR's social score of 10.73 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that UDR is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

UDR's governance score

Governance score: 12.6/100

UDR's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that UDR 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

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

Total ESG score 20.6
Total ESG percentile 10.22
Environmental score 8.27
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 10.73
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.6
Governance score percentile 8

UDR share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 73.85% of net profits

Recently UDR has paid out, on average, around 73.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), UDR shareholders could enjoy a 2.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In UDR's case, that would currently equate to about $1.448 per share.

UDR'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.

UDR's most recent dividend payout was on 31 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have UDR's shares ever split?

UDR's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 May 1993. 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 UDR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for UDR shares which in turn could have impacted UDR's share price.

UDR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, UDR's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$34.9854 up to US$57.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UDR.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 UDR's is 0.7216. This would suggest that UDR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

UDR overview

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate communities in targeted U.S. markets. As of September 30, 2020, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 51,649 apartment homes including 1,031 homes under development. For over 48 years, UDR has delivered long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to Residents and the highest quality experience for Associates.

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