Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. Has $52,000 Holdings in Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)

Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRTGet Rating) by 44.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 572 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 175 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc.’s holdings in Federal Realty Investment Trust were worth $52,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of FRT. RB Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in the first quarter valued at $272,000. American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 119.6% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 19,465 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,376,000 after acquiring an additional 10,601 shares during the last quarter. MetLife Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 25.4% during the first quarter. MetLife Investment Management LLC now owns 19,396 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,368,000 after purchasing an additional 3,929 shares in the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 3.9% during the first quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,123 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $625,000 after purchasing an additional 193 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 7.7% in the first quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 9,467 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,156,000 after purchasing an additional 679 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.20% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of research analysts have commented on FRT shares. Evercore ISI decreased their price objective on Federal Realty Investment Trust to $104.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Raymond James lowered their price objective on Federal Realty Investment Trust from $130.00 to $120.00 and set a “strong-buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from $114.00 to $129.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. Finally, Mizuho cut their price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from $125.00 to $109.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 11th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Federal Realty Investment Trust currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $117.00.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Trading Down 0.4 %

FRT opened at $109.15 on Tuesday. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $105.79 and its two-hundred day moving average is $101.75. The firm has a market cap of $8.86 billion, a PE ratio of 23.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 1.14. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a twelve month low of $86.43 and a twelve month high of $135.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.40.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 3rd will be issued a dividend of $1.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 30th. This represents a $4.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.96%. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 91.72%.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Profile

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Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as an equity real estate investment trust. It owns, manages, and re-develops retail and mixed-use properties. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in North Bethesda, MD.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)

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