DDR Corp. (NYSE:DDR) traded down 1% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $18.95 and last traded at $19.04, with a volume of 1,961,163 shares. The stock had previously closed at $19.23.

DDR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of DDR Corp. in a report on Monday. Bank of America Corp. lowered DDR Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday. Mizuho lowered DDR Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $19.00 to $17.00 in a report on Monday. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on DDR Corp. in a report on Thursday, June 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of DDR Corp. in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.81.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $17.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.05 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.670.

DDR Corp. (NYSE:DDR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The business earned $246.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.26 million. The business’s revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that DDR Corp. will post $1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 9th were given a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 7th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.92%.

In related news, VP Christa A. Vesy sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.38, for a total value of $86,900.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 89,506 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,555,614.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Paul W. Freddo sold 28,939 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total value of $520,902.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 211,053 shares in the company, valued at $3,798,954. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in DDR Corp. by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 118,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,993,000 after buying an additional 6,967 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in DDR Corp. by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 223,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,769,000 after buying an additional 1,895 shares during the last quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its position in DDR Corp. by 11.9% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 109,910 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,851,000 after buying an additional 11,678 shares during the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP boosted its position in DDR Corp. by 106.1% in the fourth quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 137,522 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,316,000 after buying an additional 70,811 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in DDR Corp. by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 43,681,552 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $735,598,000 after buying an additional 1,036,252 shares during the last quarter.

DDR Corp. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: shopping centers and loan investments. The Company is in the business of acquiring, owning, developing, redeveloping, expanding, leasing and managing shopping centers. In addition, it engages in the origination and acquisition of loans and debt securities, which are generally collateralized directly or indirectly by shopping centers.

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