Shares of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $18.13.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on BDN. Mizuho raised shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $16.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Stephens raised shares of Brandywine Realty Trust to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $17.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 20th.

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In related news, EVP H Jeffrey Devuono sold 9,027 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.01, for a total value of $153,549.27. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 147,560 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,509,995.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.76% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BDN. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 14,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $240,000 after buying an additional 256 shares in the last quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 0.8% in the first quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. now owns 37,828 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $614,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 0.6% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 85,290 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,384,000 after buying an additional 520 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 1.9% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 27,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $453,000 after buying an additional 522 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 3.5% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,446 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $283,000 after buying an additional 594 shares in the last quarter.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) traded down 0.47% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $16.83. 563,986 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $17.35 and its 200 day moving average is $16.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 191.25 and a beta of 1.06. Brandywine Realty Trust has a 52 week low of $14.04 and a 52 week high of $17.83.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $127.79 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.07 million. Brandywine Realty Trust had a net margin of 4.67% and a return on equity of 1.46%. Brandywine Realty Trust’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Brandywine Realty Trust will post $0.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 21st. Investors of record on Friday, July 7th were issued a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 5th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.78%. Brandywine Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 800.10%.

Brandywine Realty Trust Company Profile

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through five segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, DC, Austin, Texas, and Other. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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