Shares of Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $24.00.

CXP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. upgraded Columbia Property Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. CIBC raised Columbia Property Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc raised Columbia Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Columbia Property Trust in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Columbia Property Trust from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $24.50 to $25.00 in a report on Monday, March 27th.

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Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Columbia Property Trust by 3,883.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,072,968 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $179,623,000 after buying an additional 7,870,304 shares during the period. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Columbia Property Trust during the fourth quarter worth $27,971,000. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Columbia Property Trust by 704.9% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,344,846 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $29,923,000 after buying an additional 1,177,771 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Columbia Property Trust by 2,648.3% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 906,907 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $20,179,000 after buying an additional 873,908 shares during the period. Finally, Waterfront Capital Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Columbia Property Trust during the first quarter worth $19,219,000. 63.00% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) opened at 21.77 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.67 billion, a PE ratio of 17.58 and a beta of 1.17. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $22.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.98. Columbia Property Trust has a 52 week low of $20.16 and a 52 week high of $24.63.

Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.01. Columbia Property Trust had a return on equity of 3.33% and a net margin of 17.80%. The business had revenue of $82.16 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $100.52 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.44 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Columbia Property Trust will post ($0.02) earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 30th. Columbia Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 176.47%.

About Columbia Property Trust

Columbia Property Trust, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns and operates commercial real estate properties. The Company’s primary objective is to generate long-term shareholder returns from a combination of steadily growing cash flows and appreciation in its net asset values, through the acquisition and ownership of office buildings located principally in high-barrier-to-entry markets.

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