Target (TGT) Holder Regentatlantic Capital Trimmed Stake by $404,032; Aew Capital Management LP Has Lowered Its Washington Reit (WRE) Position as Shares Declined

January 18, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Regentatlantic Capital Llc decreased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 10.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regentatlantic Capital Llc sold 6,848 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.90% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 60,644 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.58M, down from 67,492 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regentatlantic Capital Llc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.19B market cap company. The stock increased 1.04% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $77.62. About 4.45M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Jeffrey Furber decreased its stake in Washington Reit (WRE) by 5.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aew Capital Management LP sold 98,650 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.43% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Jeffrey Furber held 1.65M shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $54.09M, down from 1.75M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aew Capital Management LP who had been investing in Washington Reit for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.26B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $28.77. About 153,937 shares traded. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) has risen 15.41% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) to report earnings on February, 15 after the close. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 2.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.43 per share. WRE’s profit will be $34.52M for 16.35 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual EPS reported by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.35% negative EPS growth.

Aew Capital Management L P, which manages about $25.93B and $4.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) by 75,424 shares to 1.10 million shares, valued at $48.69M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:DLR) by 1.18 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.58 million shares, and has risen its stake in Gramercy Property Trust.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold WRE shares while 57 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 66.64 million shares or 2.85% more from 64.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw And holds 0% of its portfolio in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) for 12,629 shares. Montgomery Inv Mngmt reported 23,890 shares stake. Iowa Bancorp accumulated 7,500 shares or 0.12% of the stock. 9,892 were reported by Natixis. 8,400 were reported by Sheets Smith Wealth. Schroder Investment Management Grp has invested 0% in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE). Resolution Capital Ltd holds 2.47% or 1.64 million shares. Parametric Associates Llc accumulated 0.01% or 144,245 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al invested in 13,900 shares. Moreover, Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has 0.08% invested in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) for 16,000 shares. Ameriprise Finance Inc accumulated 193,856 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 247,933 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Zebra Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.13% or 12,166 shares. Ngam LP invested in 0.03% or 94,714 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 32,189 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 6 analysts covering Washington REIT (NYSE:WRE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Washington REIT had 13 analyst reports since December 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Sell” on Monday, January 15. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Monday, May 16. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 17 by Robert W. Baird. JP Morgan upgraded Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) on Friday, December 16 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. SunTrust maintained the shares of WRE in report on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, January 2 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by CapitalOne given on Thursday, December 3. Robert W. Baird maintained Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating.

Among 28 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Target Corporation had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, March 1 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Wednesday, August 9. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $5800 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, September 16. UBS maintained the shares of TGT in report on Monday, June 19 with “Hold” rating. M Partners maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $82 target in Thursday, August 20 report. The firm earned “Peer Perform” rating on Friday, April 29 by Wolfe Research. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, January 2.

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