Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH boosted its stake in shares of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) by 5.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 57,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,900 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Brandywine Realty Trust were worth $925,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position 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 during the last quarter.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN)

Shares of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) traded up 0.63% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $17.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 752,745 shares. Brandywine Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $14.04 and a 12-month high of $17.65. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.99 and a 200 day moving average of $16.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 381.74 and a beta of 1.05.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32. The company had revenue of $130.92 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $132.96 million. Brandywine Realty Trust had a net margin of 7.65% and a return on equity of 2.08%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.07) earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Brandywine Realty Trust will post $0.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 7th will be given a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 5th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.64%. Brandywine Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 355.56%.

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stephens raised Brandywine Realty Trust to an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Stifel Nicolaus raised Brandywine Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $17.00 to $19.00 in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Barclays PLC reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust in a report on Friday, February 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.75.

In other Brandywine Realty Trust news, EVP H Jeffrey Devuono sold 9,027 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.01, for a total value of $153,549.27. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 147,560 shares in the company, valued at $2,509,995.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Gerard H. Sweeney sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.79, for a total transaction of $335,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.98% of the company’s stock.

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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