Worth Watching: Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN): Institutional Investor Sentiment Down to 0.84

December 1, 2016 - By Louis Casey   ·   0 Comments

Worth Watching: Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN): Institutional Investor Sentiment Down to 0.84

Sentiment for Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN)

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.20, from 1.04 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 101 investment managers increased or opened new equity positions, while 97 decreased and sold equity positions in Brandywine Realty Trust. The investment managers in our partner’s database now own: 178.29 million shares, up from 176.37 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Brandywine Realty Trust in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 5 to 5 for the same number . Sold All: 23 Reduced: 74 Increased: 71 New Position: 30.

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust . The company has a market cap of $2.63 billion. The Firm provides leasing, property management, development, redevelopment, acquisition and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm manages its portfolio within four divisions: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.

About 623,793 shares traded hands. Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) has risen 1.93% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.00% the S&P500.

Analysts await Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.33 EPS, down 15.38% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.39 per share. BDN’s profit will be $57.25 million for 11.48 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Brandywine Realty Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered, self-managed and fully integrated Real Estate Investment Trust active in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, leasing and managing suburban office and industrial properties. The company’s portfolio includes approximately 151 office properties and 28 industrial facilities. Certain of the Properties serve as flex facilities, accommodating office use, warehouse space and research and development activities.”

Matthew 25 Management Corp holds 7.78% of its portfolio in Brandywine Realty Trust for 1.65 million shares. Real Estate Management Services Llc owns 2.25 million shares or 6.56% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc has 2.33% invested in the company for 2.55 million shares. The Alabama-based Mesirow Financial Investment Management has invested 1.88% in the stock. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co, a New York-based fund reported 1.70 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $83,450 net activity.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Brandywine Realty Trust’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Brandywine Realty Trust, 4 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $13 while the high is $17. The stock’s average target of $15.64 is 3.17% above today’s ($15.16) share price. BDN was included in 15 notes of analysts from August 14, 2015. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Underweight” on Friday, July 15. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, September 4 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, September 4 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Neutral” on Friday, July 22. The stock of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) has “Equalweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. On Wednesday, September 16 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Monday, October 12. On Friday, November 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. BB&T Capital initiated Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) on Friday, November 13 with “Buy” rating.

BDN Company Profile

Brandywine Realty Trust, incorporated on February 26, 1986, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Firm provides leasing, property management, development, redevelopment, acquisition and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. The Firm manages its portfolio within four divisions: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Philadelphia CBD segment includes properties located in the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. segment includes properties in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and southern Maryland. The Austin, Texas segment includes properties in the City of Austin, Texas. The Firm owns its assets and conducts its activities through Brandywine Operating Partnership, L.P. (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Firm is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership. The Firm owns a 99.1% interest in the Operating Partnership. The remaining 0.9% interest in the Operating Partnership consists of common units of limited partnership interest issued to the holders in exchange for contributions of properties to the Operating Partnership.

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