Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE:REG) was up 1.1% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $84.76 and last traded at $84.68, with a volume of 106,613 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $83.74.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on REG shares. Argus lowered shares of Regency Centers Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 17th. Evercore ISI increased their price objective on shares of Regency Centers Corp. to $71.00 in a report on Monday, March 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Regency Centers Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers Corp. in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Regency Centers Corp. in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Regency Centers Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.64.

The stock has a market cap of $8.22 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.31. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $78.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $74.15.

Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE:REG) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.07. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.74 EPS. Analysts predict that Regency Centers Corp. will post $3.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Lisa Palmer sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.80, for a total value of $778,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 27,901 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,170,697.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director John S. Delatour sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.05, for a total value of $390,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 78,653 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,138,866.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Regency Centers Corp. by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 165,295 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,260,000 after buying an additional 2,030 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in Regency Centers Corp. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 29,968 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,041,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in Regency Centers Corp. by 21.1% in the fourth quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 351,702 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $23,958,000 after buying an additional 61,269 shares during the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in Regency Centers Corp. by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 120,994 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,242,000 after buying an additional 1,584 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group raised its stake in Regency Centers Corp. by 38.8% in the third quarter. KBC Group now owns 45,449 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,825,000 after buying an additional 12,694 shares during the last quarter.

Regency Centers Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and the general partner of the Regency Centers, L.P. (Operating Partnership). The Company’s operating, investing and financing activities are performed through the Operating Partnership, its subsidiaries and through its co-investment partnerships.

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