Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE:REG)’s share price was down 2.9% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $81.51 and last traded at $81.73, with a volume of 1,946,922 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $84.16.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on REG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Regency Centers Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group began coverage on Regency Centers Corp. in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Boenning Scattergood began coverage on Regency Centers Corp. in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Evercore ISI boosted their price target on Regency Centers Corp. to $71.00 in a report on Monday, March 21st. Finally, Argus downgraded Regency Centers Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 17th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $73.64.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $80.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.98 billion and a P/E ratio of 51.78.

Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE:REG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.07. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.74 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Regency Centers Corp. will post $3.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Regency Centers Corp. news, CFO Lisa Palmer sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 owns 27,901 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,170,697.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CAO J Christian Leavitt sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.28, for a total value of $237,840.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 14,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,147,102.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. KBC Group increased its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Regency Centers Corp. by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 170,459 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,612,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of Regency Centers Corp. by 45.8% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 105,219 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,167,000 after buying an additional 33,042 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Regency Centers Corp. by 129.9% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 79,009 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,382,000 after buying an additional 44,642 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Regency Centers Corp. by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 150,444 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,248,000 after buying an additional 2,625 shares in 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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