Ffcm LLC increased its stake in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 31.4% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 18,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,443 shares during the quarter. Ffcm LLC’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $611,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Howe & Rusling Inc. grew its position in shares of Weingarten Realty Investors by 913.7% in the third quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 3,548 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 3,198 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Weingarten Realty Investors by 13.9% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,916 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $147,000 after purchasing an additional 599 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Weingarten Realty Investors by 80.8% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 5,584 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 2,496 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Weingarten Realty Investors in the third quarter valued at $214,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Weingarten Realty Investors by 7.6% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 7,055 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $211,000 after purchasing an additional 498 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 79.29% of the company’s stock.

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) opened at $26.87 on Tuesday. Weingarten Realty Investors has a 52-week low of $25.96 and a 52-week high of $36.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.22. The company has a market capitalization of $3,452.16, a PE ratio of 11.02, a P/E/G ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.53.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Weingarten Realty Investors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. ValuEngine cut Weingarten Realty Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks upgraded Weingarten Realty Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on Weingarten Realty Investors from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood set a $30.00 price target on Weingarten Realty Investors and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.50.

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About Weingarten Realty Investors

Weingarten Realty Investors is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is leasing space to tenants in the shopping centers it owns or leases. The Company also provides property management services. The Company is in the business of owning, managing and developing retail shopping centers.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI)

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