General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.46.

GGP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised General Growth Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $34.50 price objective on shares of General Growth Properties in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. SunTrust Banks set a $26.00 price objective on General Growth Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on General Growth Properties in a research report on Monday, September 11th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada cut their price objective on General Growth Properties from $28.00 to $25.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 17th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of GGP. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. bought a new position in General Growth Properties during the second quarter valued at about $24,573,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in General Growth Properties by 117.8% during the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 415,514 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,630,000 after acquiring an additional 224,759 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in General Growth Properties by 7.6% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 3,051,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $71,904,000 after acquiring an additional 216,668 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its stake in General Growth Properties by 25.6% during the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 197,789 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,659,000 after acquiring an additional 40,266 shares during the period. Finally, Tredje AP fonden increased its stake in General Growth Properties by 13.3% during the third quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 59,621 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,238,000 after acquiring an additional 7,007 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.46% of the company’s stock.

General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) opened at $23.42 on Friday. General Growth Properties has a 12-month low of $18.83 and a 12-month high of $26.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,523.71, a PE ratio of 15.26, a P/E/G ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.85.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.76%. General Growth Properties’s dividend payout ratio is 122.22%.

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About General Growth Properties

GGP Inc (GGP), formerly General Growth Properties, Inc, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates as a holding company, which is engaged in the operation, development and management of retail and other rental properties, primarily regional malls.

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