Equities analysts expect Kilroy Realty Co. (NYSE:KRC) to report earnings per share of $0.95 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Kilroy Realty’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.88 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.99. Kilroy Realty posted earnings per share of $0.78 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 21.8%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kilroy Realty will report full-year earnings of $3.93 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.72 to $4.10. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $4.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.05 to $4.52. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Kilroy Realty.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by ($0.63). The company had revenue of $235.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $239.10 million. Kilroy Realty had a return on equity of 3.56% and a net margin of 20.35%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.00 EPS.

KRC has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 19th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their target price on shares of Kilroy Realty from $53.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 19th. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Kilroy Realty from $75.00 to $79.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, April 5th. Scotiabank upgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $57.00 to $67.00 in a report on Monday, January 25th. Finally, Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, April 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kilroy Realty has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.91.

In related news, insider A. Robert Paratte sold 23,595 shares of Kilroy Realty stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.14, for a total value of $1,607,763.30. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 21,187 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,443,682.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, President Tyler H. Rose sold 10,000 shares of Kilroy Realty stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.31, for a total transaction of $683,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 153,455 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,482,511.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.22% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. JJJ Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Kilroy Realty by 199.2% in the 1st quarter. JJJ Advisors Inc. now owns 383 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 255 shares in the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Kilroy Realty during the 4th quarter worth approximately $29,000. Van ECK Associates Corp raised its position in Kilroy Realty by 23.5% during the 3rd quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 3,485 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 662 shares during the last quarter. Fort Point Capital Partners LLC purchased a new position in Kilroy Realty during the 4th quarter worth approximately $217,000. Finally, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board purchased a new position in Kilroy Realty during the 4th quarter worth approximately $233,000. Institutional investors own 94.74% of the company’s stock.

Kilroy Realty stock traded up $0.42 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $68.34. 1,622,335 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,233,523. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 2.74 and a current ratio of 2.74. Kilroy Realty has a 12 month low of $45.28 and a 12 month high of $70.54. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $67.38 and a two-hundred day moving average of $60.67. The company has a market cap of $7.96 billion, a PE ratio of 41.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.91.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 31st were issued a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 30th. Kilroy Realty’s dividend payout ratio is currently 51.15%.

Kilroy Realty Company Profile

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC, the ÂcompanyÂ, ÂKRCÂ) is a leading West Coast landlord and developer, with a major presence in San Diego, Greater Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Pacific Northwest. The company has earned global recognition for sustainability, building operations, innovation and design.

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