Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE:KRC) CFO Tyler H. Rose sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.57, for a total value of $1,451,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 125,132 shares in the company, valued at $9,080,829.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

NYSE:KRC traded up $0.23 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $72.59. 486,485 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 574,035. The firm has a market cap of $7.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.86, a PEG ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 0.85. Kilroy Realty Corp has a 1-year low of $59.05 and a 1-year high of $77.73. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) last released its earnings results on Monday, February 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $190.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $185.19 million. Kilroy Realty had a return on equity of 6.35% and a net margin of 34.58%. Kilroy Realty’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.85 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts expect that Kilroy Realty Corp will post 3.69 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 15th. Investors of record on Monday, December 31st were paid a $0.455 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 28th. This represents a $1.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.51%. Kilroy Realty’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.30%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on KRC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 27th. Wells Fargo & Co cut shares of Kilroy Realty from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $82.00 to $72.00 in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $80.00 to $82.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Scotiabank began coverage on shares of Kilroy Realty in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. They set a “sector perform” rating on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Kilroy Realty currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.75.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Utah Retirement Systems increased its stake in Kilroy Realty by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 21,997 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,383,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Kilroy Realty in the 4th quarter worth about $25,000. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its stake in Kilroy Realty by 471.7% in the 4th quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 526 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $33,000 after purchasing an additional 434 shares in the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan increased its stake in Kilroy Realty by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 37,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,667,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bridgewater Associates LP increased its stake in Kilroy Realty by 6.6% in the 3rd quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 13,237 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $949,000 after purchasing an additional 820 shares in the last quarter. 96.67% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Kilroy Realty

Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast's premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.

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