Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU) by 6.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 331,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 21,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.18% of Leju Holdings Limited worth $1,136,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Shares of Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE LEJU) traded down 0.61% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $1.62. 11,593 shares of the stock were exchanged. Leju Holdings Limited has a 12 month low of $1.28 and a 12 month high of $5.47. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $1.61 and its 200-day moving average is $2.80. The stock’s market cap is $301.32 million.

Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, June 14th. The financial services provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.09. Leju Holdings Limited had a negative net margin of 5.24% and a negative return on equity of 5.42%. The firm had revenue of $68.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.32 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.04) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 39.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Leju Holdings Limited will post ($0.15) earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on LEJU. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $3.80 to $2.10 in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and a consensus target price of $3.35.

About Leju Holdings Limited

Leju Holdings Limited is an online to offline (O2O), real estate services provider in China. The Company offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU)

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