WINTON GROUP Ltd cut its position in shares of Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 21.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 16,772 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,644 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $483,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in Duke Realty by 4,741.6% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 3,728 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $104,000 after acquiring an additional 3,651 shares during the last quarter. First Personal Financial Services increased its position in Duke Realty by 1.2% in the second quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 3,931 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in Duke Realty by 0.3% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,257 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in shares of Duke Realty by 12.6% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 4,369 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $122,000 after acquiring an additional 488 shares during the period. Finally, Fiduciary Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Duke Realty in the second quarter worth about $201,000. Institutional investors own 94.09% of the company’s stock.

Duke Realty Corp (NYSE DRE) opened at $27.91 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 3.23 and a current ratio of 3.23. Duke Realty Corp has a 52 week low of $23.93 and a 52 week high of $30.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,893.59, a PE ratio of 22.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.12 and a beta of 0.90.

Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. Duke Realty had a return on equity of 6.36% and a net margin of 178.66%. The company had revenue of $169.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $168.75 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.31 EPS. Duke Realty’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Duke Realty Corp will post 1.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.85 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This is a boost from Duke Realty’s previous special dividend of $0.20. This represents a yield of 2.74%. Duke Realty’s dividend payout ratio is currently 19.18%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered Duke Realty from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 price objective on Duke Realty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Duke Realty in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. BidaskClub upgraded Duke Realty from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reduced their price objective on Duke Realty from $32.00 to $31.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.55.

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Duke Realty Company Profile

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and Duke Realty Limited Partnership collectively specialize in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution (industrial) and medical office real estate. It operates through three segments, the first two of which consist of the ownership and rental of industrial and medical office real estate investments.

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