Chicago Equity Partners LLC grew its position in Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) by 153.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 199,725 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 120,790 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.11% of Brandywine Realty Trust worth $3,501,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Brandywine Realty Trust by 104.7% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 644,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $11,296,000 after buying an additional 329,666 shares in the last quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Brandywine Realty Trust by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 209,980 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,681,000 after buying an additional 22,603 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Brandywine Realty Trust by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 424,645 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,444,000 after buying an additional 21,300 shares in the last quarter. GAM Holding AG raised its position in shares of Brandywine Realty Trust by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 15,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $265,000 after buying an additional 578 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL raised its position in shares of Brandywine Realty Trust by 90.9% in the 2nd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 114,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,014,000 after buying an additional 54,700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.71% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE BDN) opened at 17.27 on Monday. Brandywine Realty Trust has a one year low of $14.04 and a one year high of $17.83. The company’s 50 day moving average is $16.91 and its 200 day moving average is $16.89. The company has a market capitalization of $3.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 196.25 and a beta of 1.04.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.31. The business had revenue of $127.79 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $134.07 million. Brandywine Realty Trust had a net margin of 4.67% and a return on equity of 1.48%. Brandywine Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Brandywine Realty Trust will post $0.24 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, insider Tom Wirth sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.90, for a total value of $42,250.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 110,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,866,993.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP William D. Redd sold 112,083 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.56, for a total transaction of $1,856,094.48. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 83,505 shares in the company, valued at $1,382,842.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 116,407 shares of company stock worth $1,929,024 over the last ninety days. 1.76% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

BDN has been the subject of several analyst reports. Stephens upgraded shares of Brandywine Realty Trust to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. BidaskClub cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Mizuho upgraded shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $16.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Brandywine Realty Trust currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.58.

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.

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

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