Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its position in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) by 6.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,781 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 437 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust were worth $216,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of WRE. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust by 30.2% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,822,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $57,010,000 after acquiring an additional 422,859 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust by 2.7% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 126,784 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,966,000 after acquiring an additional 3,383 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust by 6.8% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 18,815 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $589,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust by 5.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 683,959 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $21,394,000 after acquiring an additional 36,092 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust by 7.1% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,026,310 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $32,103,000 after acquiring an additional 68,401 shares during the last quarter. 85.03% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) opened at 32.19 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $32.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.48. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a 1-year low of $27.65 and a 1-year high of $33.96. The firm has a market cap of $2.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.35 and a beta of 0.97.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.73%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s payout ratio is 400.00%.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $33.00 price objective on Washington Real Estate Investment Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.36.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Company Profile

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of the ownership and operation of real property in the greater Washington metro region. The Company owns a diversified portfolio of office buildings, multifamily buildings and retail centers.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE)

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