Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) by 0.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 36,255 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 336 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC owned approximately 0.05% of Federal Realty Investment Trust worth $5,581,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of FRT. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 6.7% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,076 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,834,000 after buying an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. IBM Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 3.7% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 8,372 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,447,000 after buying an additional 302 shares in the last quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 1.7% in the second quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 1,612 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $267,000 after buying an additional 27 shares in the last quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 2.3% in the second quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 17,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,890,000 after buying an additional 386 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Analysts LLC boosted its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 29,925.5% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 172,046 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $20,057,000 after buying an additional 171,473 shares in the last quarter. 89.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)

Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) traded up 0.13% during trading on Monday, hitting $141.17. 262,825 shares of the stock were exchanged. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a one year low of $134.39 and a one year high of $171.08. The stock has a market cap of $10.13 billion, a PE ratio of 38.39 and a beta of 0.36. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $142.70 and its 200 day moving average price is $155.00.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.01. The firm earned $201.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $200.07 million. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a return on equity of 10.87% and a net margin of 32.89%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.36 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post $5.60 EPS for the current year.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on FRT. Credit Suisse Group AG cut shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $168.00 to $170.00 in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from $130.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $173.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Friday, August 5th. RBC Capital Markets restated an “underperform” rating and set a $140.00 target price (up from $130.00) on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $160.80.

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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