Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Mizuho in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $142.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Mizuho’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.20% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts have also commented on FRT. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 price objective on Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $136.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub upgraded Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Monday, September 11th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $145.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upgraded Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $140.00 to $146.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $140.44.

Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) traded down $1.54 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $126.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 614,379 shares, compared to its average volume of 393,924. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a fifty-two week low of $119.37 and a fifty-two week high of $145.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a current ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,180.00, a P/E ratio of 21.75, a PEG ratio of 4.89 and a beta of 0.31.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $217.95 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $213.63 million. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a return on equity of 13.28% and a net margin of 35.50%. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.41 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post 5.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Federal Realty Investment Trust news, insider Donald C. Wood sold 2,772 shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.06, for a total transaction of $368,842.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Dawn M. Becker sold 21,814 shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.91, for a total value of $2,855,670.74. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 145,809 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,087,856.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 57,495 shares of company stock valued at $7,538,395 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRT. Advisor Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 27.4% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,380 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $173,000 after acquiring an additional 297 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC grew its position in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 16.0% during the 2nd quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,444 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $183,000 after acquiring an additional 199 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $203,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 9.1% during the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 1,740 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $220,000 after acquiring an additional 145 shares during the period. Finally, Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust grew its position in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust now owns 1,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $221,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.47% of the company’s stock.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Company Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

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