Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR) traded up 5.4% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $7.68 and last traded at $7.61. 1,175,375 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 35% from the average session volume of 1,820,316 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.22.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on LADR shares. ValuEngine upgraded Ladder Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 1st. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Ladder Capital in a research report on Friday, May 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Ladder Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.66.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.28, a current ratio of 69.85 and a quick ratio of 69.85. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $7.68 and its 200 day moving average is $8.06. The company has a market cap of $907.78 million, a PE ratio of 16.76 and a beta of 2.30.

Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $24.58 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.41 million. Ladder Capital had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 11.78%. As a group, analysts anticipate that Ladder Capital Corp will post 0.39 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.51%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 9th. Ladder Capital’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.17%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of LADR. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in Ladder Capital by 31.3% during the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,709 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Csenge Advisory Group grew its position in Ladder Capital by 12.0% during the second quarter. Csenge Advisory Group now owns 15,982 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 1,717 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in Ladder Capital by 8.7% during the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 23,333 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $189,000 after purchasing an additional 1,866 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in Ladder Capital by 2.6% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 81,462 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $660,000 after acquiring an additional 2,069 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its position in shares of Ladder Capital by 1.3% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 177,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $840,000 after acquiring an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. 48.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ladder Capital Company Profile (NYSE:LADR)

Ladder Capital Corp operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Loans, Securities, and Real Estate. The Loans segment originates conduit first mortgage loans that are secured by cash-flowing commercial real estate; and originates and invests in balance sheet first mortgage loans secured by commercial real estate properties that are undergoing transition, including lease-up, sell-out, and renovation or repositioning.

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