News headlines about Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Duke Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6570916032173 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on DRE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Duke Realty from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Citigroup raised shares of Duke Realty from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 target price on shares of Duke Realty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Duke Realty from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reduced their target price on shares of Duke Realty from $32.00 to $31.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.75.

Duke Realty (NYSE DRE) traded up $0.24 during trading on Friday, reaching $25.64. 2,600,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,822,499. Duke Realty has a twelve month low of $23.93 and a twelve month high of $30.14. The company has a market cap of $9,131.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.66 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 3.23, a current ratio of 3.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. Duke Realty had a net margin of 178.66% and a return on equity of 6.36%. The business had revenue of $169.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $168.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.31 EPS. Duke Realty’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Duke Realty will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Duke Realty Company Profile

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and Duke Realty Limited Partnership collectively specialize in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution (industrial) and medical office real estate. It operates through three segments, the first two of which consist of the ownership and rental of industrial and medical office real estate investments.

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