Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 24th. Boenning Scattergood cut shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. Mizuho raised shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $162.00 to $176.00 in a research report on Monday, August 29th. BTIG Research began coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from $142.00 to $153.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $160.80.

Analyst Recommendations for Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) opened at 136.98 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $147.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $156.15. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a 12 month low of $134.39 and a 12 month high of $171.08. The firm has a market cap of $9.83 billion, a PE ratio of 37.25 and a beta of 0.36.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.41 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.01. The firm earned $201.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $200.07 million. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a net margin of 32.89% and a return on equity of 10.87%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.36 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post $5.61 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in FRT. Advisor Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 83.9% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 756 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. Invictus RG purchased a new stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust during the first quarter valued at approximately $147,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA raised its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 4.2% in the second quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 1,068 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $176,000 after buying an additional 43 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Iowa State Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $199,000. Institutional investors own 91.44% of the company’s stock.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Company Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT) engaged in the ownership, management, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. The Trust owns or holds interests in community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use properties, which are operated as approximately 90 retail real estate projects consisting approximately 21.4 million square feet, located primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California.

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