Ffcm LLC raised its position in Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 20.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 20,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,529 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC’s holdings in Liberty Property Trust were worth $878,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LPT. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in Liberty Property Trust by 3.9% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,585 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $105,000 after acquiring an additional 98 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its stake in Liberty Property Trust by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 166,886 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,794,000 after acquiring an additional 8,380 shares in the last quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in Liberty Property Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $212,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new stake in Liberty Property Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $440,000. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in Liberty Property Trust by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 43,934 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,787,000 after acquiring an additional 893 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.49% of the company’s stock.

Liberty Property Trust (NYSE LPT) opened at $39.63 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,831.86, a P/E ratio of 15.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.76. Liberty Property Trust has a 1 year low of $37.21 and a 1 year high of $45.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 1.78 and a current ratio of 1.50.

Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $192.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $173.02 million. Liberty Property Trust had a return on equity of 8.59% and a net margin of 37.90%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Liberty Property Trust will post 2.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Liberty Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 83.77%.

LPT has been the topic of several research reports. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Liberty Property Trust in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Liberty Property Trust from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Sandler O’Neill raised Liberty Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised Liberty Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Liberty Property Trust in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Liberty Property Trust has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.14.

In other Liberty Property Trust news, Director David L. Lingerfelt sold 18,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.56, for a total transaction of $802,080.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 56,814 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,531,631.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Liberty Property Trust Profile

Liberty Property Trust (the Trust) is a self-administered and self-managed Maryland real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust’s assets are owned directly or indirectly, and substantially all of the Trust’s operations are conducted directly or indirectly, by its subsidiary, Liberty Property Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership).

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