Brown Advisory Inc. lowered its stake in Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) by 21.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 375,110 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 100,920 shares during the quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Colony Capital were worth $1,756,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in CLNY. Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its stake in Colony Capital by 162.2% in the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 5,160,911 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $31,430,000 after buying an additional 3,192,411 shares in the last quarter. Fosun International Ltd lifted its stake in Colony Capital by 19.8% in the fourth quarter. Fosun International Ltd now owns 16,686,165 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $78,092,000 after buying an additional 2,758,934 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Colony Capital by 6.5% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 33,923,850 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $206,595,000 after buying an additional 2,079,445 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in Colony Capital by 281.4% in the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,687,001 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,273,000 after buying an additional 1,244,659 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Odey Asset Management Group Ltd lifted its stake in Colony Capital by 127.4% in the third quarter. Odey Asset Management Group Ltd now owns 2,206,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $13,435,000 after buying an additional 1,236,000 shares in the last quarter. 81.94% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NYSE CLNY opened at $5.37 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 3.51 and a current ratio of 3.51. Colony Capital Inc has a 12-month low of $4.55 and a 12-month high of $7.18. The company has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a PE ratio of 8.69 and a beta of 1.57.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.19%. Colony Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 70.97%.

CLNY has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Colony Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Colony Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th.

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About Colony Capital

Colony Capital, Inc (NYSE: CLNY) is a leading global investment management firm with assets under management of $44 billion. The Company manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies.

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