Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) stock fell -0.24% on Monday to $4.14 against a previous-day closing price of $4.15. With 1.01 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 1.93 million shares. During the session, the REIT – Office company that operates in wider Real Estate sector, reached to the highest price of $4.1800 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $4.0800. The 52-week range on BDN shows that it touched its highest point at $7.25 and its lowest point at $3.42 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $5.38. With its current market cap of 712.49 million, BDN has annualized dividend of $0.71 while the current yield stands at 17.23%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.20.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of BDN was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 11.59%, but this was up by 5.61% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -9.80% while six-month performance rose 11.59%. The stock lost -34.91% in the past year, while it has lost -32.68% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for BDN yields -0.06 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.29. For the next quarter, that number is -0.06. This implies an EPS growth rate of -114.08% for this year and -12.31% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 5.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -13.78%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 171.57 million BDN shares are outstanding with a float of 168.32 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 13.57 million, which was 7.89% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 2023. In addition to Mr. Gerard H. Sweeney as the firm’s President, CEO & Trustee, Mr. Thomas E. Wirth CPA serves as its Executive VP & CFO.
Other institutions hold 54.21% of BDN, in contrast to 5.80% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 40.63%. As the largest shareholder in BDN with 16.24% of the stake, BlackRock Fund Advisors holds 27,945,322 shares worth 27,945,322. A second-largest stockholder of BDN, The Vanguard Group, Inc., holds 27,300,698 shares, controlling over 15.86% of the firm’s shares. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. is the third largest shareholder in BDN, holding 11,187,150 shares or 6.50% stake. With a 6.73% stake in BDN, the iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 11,577,971 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund, which owns about 4.12% of BDN stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 7,081,542 shares valued at 26.48 million. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF holds 3.16% of the stake in BDN, owning 5,445,069 shares worth 20.36 million.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for BDN since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With BDN analysts setting a high price target of $8.00 and a low target of $3.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $5.38. Based on these targets, BDN could surge 93.24% to reach the target high and fall by -27.54% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 29.95% from current levels.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded BDN stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 20 while that of sell transactions has risen to 22 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 860,844 while 153,854 shares were sold.