Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY) by 7.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 343,821 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 24,754 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Weyerhaeuser were worth $12,123,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Weyerhaeuser by 4.6% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 325,599 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,906,000 after purchasing an additional 14,267 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Weyerhaeuser by 1,559.9% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,479,067 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $49,550,000 after purchasing an additional 1,389,961 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its stake in Weyerhaeuser by 67.1% during the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 12,109 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $406,000 after purchasing an additional 4,864 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Weyerhaeuser by 3.5% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 1,229,835 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $41,198,000 after purchasing an additional 41,897 shares during the period. Finally, Colony Group LLC increased its stake in Weyerhaeuser by 71.5% during the second quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 13,990 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $469,000 after purchasing an additional 5,833 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.79% of the company’s stock.

Weyerhaeuser Co (WY) opened at $33.60 on Friday. Weyerhaeuser Co has a 52-week low of $30.95 and a 52-week high of $37.89. The company has a market capitalization of $25,360.00, a PE ratio of 43.64, a PEG ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.47.

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.04). Weyerhaeuser had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 8.09%. The company had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.89 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.14 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Weyerhaeuser Co will post 1.37 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on WY shares. Stephens started coverage on shares of Weyerhaeuser in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Argus boosted their price target on shares of Weyerhaeuser from $37.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Weyerhaeuser from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Weyerhaeuser from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of Weyerhaeuser from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.44.

In other news, insider Rhonda D. Hunter sold 23,343 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.12, for a total transaction of $843,149.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 98,973 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,574,904.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company is a timber, land and forest products company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or controlled 13.1 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United States, and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. The Company’s segments include Timberlands; Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources (Real Estate & ENR), and Wood Products.

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