Nomura Holdings Inc. grew its stake in Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,286 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 121 shares during the period. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Federal Realty Investment Trust were worth $2,693,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS grew its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 5,367 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $678,000 after acquiring an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. ING Groep NV grew its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 3,699 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $468,000 after acquiring an additional 22 shares in the last quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust grew its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust now owns 1,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $221,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department grew its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 19,757 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,497,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB grew its holdings in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 5,596 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $707,000 after acquiring an additional 91 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.44% of the company’s stock.

In other Federal Realty Investment Trust news, EVP Dawn M. Becker sold 2,281 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.05, for a total value of $303,487.05. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 123,744 shares in the company, valued at $16,464,139.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Dawn M. Becker sold 21,814 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.91, for a total transaction of $2,855,670.74. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 145,809 shares in the company, valued at $19,087,856.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 57,495 shares of company stock valued at $7,538,395 over the last ninety days. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $145.00 target price for the company. Evercore ISI downgraded shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $128.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $136.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $140.00 to $146.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Federal Realty Investment Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $140.25.

Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) traded up 0.91% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $129.68. 598,196 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a 50-day moving average of $126.79 and a 200 day moving average of $128.76. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a 12-month low of $120.50 and a 12-month high of $149.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.37 billion, a PE ratio of 37.56 and a beta of 0.30.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.03. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a net margin of 30.40% and a return on equity of 10.91%. The business had revenue of $208.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $208.33 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.42 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post $3.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 22nd will be given a $1.00 dividend. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.08%. This is an increase from Federal Realty Investment Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.98. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 21st. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 115.94%.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

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

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