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New York REIT (NASDAQ:NYRT) President Michael A. Happel acquired 20,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.28 per share, with a total value of $205,600.00. Following the purchase, the president now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $205,600. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NYRT. Analysts at Evercore Partners initiated coverage on shares of New York REIT in a research note on Monday, July 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $11.50 price target on the stock. Analysts at JMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of New York REIT in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock.

New York REIT (NASDAQ:NYRT) traded up 1.06% on Wednesday, hitting $10.46. 2,025,128 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. New York REIT has a 1-year low of $9.51 and a 1-year high of $12.32. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.68 and its 200-day moving average is $10.87. The company’s market cap is $1.694 billion.

New York REIT (NASDAQ:NYRT) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $35.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.50 million. On average, analysts predict that New York REIT will post $0.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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