Dupont Capital Management Corp Boosts Stake in Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT)
Dupont Capital Management Corp raised its position in Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 27.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,269 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,731 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Liberty Property Trust were worth $1,701,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd purchased a new stake in Liberty Property Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $168,000. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in Liberty Property Trust by 108.5% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,363 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $193,000 after acquiring an additional 2,270 shares in the last quarter. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new stake in Liberty Property Trust in the third quarter valued at $193,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc raised its holdings in Liberty Property Trust by 45.2% in the second quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 4,355 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $194,000 after acquiring an additional 1,355 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. bought a new stake in Liberty Property Trust during the second quarter valued at $204,000. Institutional investors own 91.38% of the company’s stock.
Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group lowered their price target on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $45.00.
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 23rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.36. Liberty Property Trust had a net margin of 59.89% and a return on equity of 6.68%. The company had revenue of $121.51 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.79 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.66 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts predict that Liberty Property Trust will post 2.64 earnings per share for the current year.
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Liberty Property Trust Company Profile
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom, through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of industrial and office properties. Liberty's 103.5 million square foot operating portfolio provides productive work environments for 1,200 tenants.
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