Equities analysts expect Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) to post earnings of $1.47 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have provided estimates for Federal Realty Investment Trust’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.48 and the lowest is $1.46. Federal Realty Investment Trust posted earnings per share of $1.45 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.4%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Tuesday, February 13th.

On average, analysts expect that Federal Realty Investment Trust will report full year earnings of $5.91 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.90 to $5.92. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $6.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.10 to $6.25. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Federal Realty Investment Trust.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 price target on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $144.00 price target on the stock. UBS Group raised shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $131.00 to $141.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 price target on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $140.55.

In other news, insider Donald C. Wood sold 40,000 shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.88, for a total value of $5,275,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust by 25.8% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 24,471 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,092,000 after purchasing an additional 5,013 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Federal Realty Investment Trust by 10.6% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 375,930 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $46,693,000 after acquiring an additional 35,932 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new position in Federal Realty Investment Trust during the fourth quarter worth $606,000. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp increased its position in Federal Realty Investment Trust by 6.8% during the third quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 29,882 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,712,000 after acquiring an additional 1,897 shares during the period. Finally, PGGM Investments increased its position in Federal Realty Investment Trust by 4.8% during the third quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 1,299,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $161,349,000 after acquiring an additional 60,000 shares during the period. 94.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE FRT) traded down $3.02 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $112.52. 527,717 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 522,930. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,382.07, a PE ratio of 27.44, a PEG ratio of 3.12 and a beta of 0.23. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a 1 year low of $112.32 and a 1 year high of $143.79.

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About Federal Realty Investment Trust

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.

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