Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a $88.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 14.29% from the company’s current price.

According to Zacks, “Shares of Vornado have outperformed its industry in the past three months. The company’s premium assets in high-rent, high barrier-to-entry markets and a diverse tenant base are likely to drive its growth. In a bid to improve its core business operations, the company has been aggressively disposing its non-strategic assets. In July, it completed the spin-off of its Washington, DC business. This made Vornado a New York-based office and retail REIT. The streamlining efforts are a strategic fit and are expected to propel growth over the long-term. However, the earnings dilutive impact cannot be bypassed in the near term. Further, stiff competition and hike in interest rates remain concerns.”

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 target price (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Vornado Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Vornado Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $86.00 to $77.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub upgraded Vornado Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Evercore ISI reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $86.00 target price (down previously from $106.00) on shares of Vornado Realty Trust in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $78.00 target price (down previously from $81.00) on shares of Vornado Realty Trust in a report on Friday, September 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vornado Realty Trust currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.67.

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) opened at 77.00 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $76.26 and a 200 day moving average price of $77.02. Vornado Realty Trust has a one year low of $69.81 and a one year high of $90.32. The company has a market cap of $14.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 1.00.

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.26 by $0.09. Vornado Realty Trust had a return on equity of 4.51% and a net margin of 37.96%. The firm had revenue of $626.04 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $633.19 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.21 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Vornado Realty Trust will post $1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vornado Realty Trust by 62.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,094 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 419 shares in the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its position in shares of Vornado Realty Trust by 13,866.7% in the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,257 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $118,000 after purchasing an additional 1,248 shares in the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vornado Realty Trust in the 1st quarter worth approximately $139,000. Exane Asset Management bought a new stake in shares of Vornado Realty Trust in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $187,000. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its position in shares of Vornado Realty Trust by 44.6% in the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,041 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $205,000 after purchasing an additional 630 shares in the last quarter. 85.94% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Vornado Realty Trust Company Profile

Vornado Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through Vornado Realty L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company operates through two segments: New York and Washington, DC. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s New York segment consisted of 28.3 million square feet in 86 properties.

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