Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE:DRE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $27.74 and last traded at $27.54, with a volume of 1,101,915 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.54.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on shares of Duke Realty Corp. from $25.00 to $27.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on shares of Duke Realty Corp. from $24.00 to $27.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Duke Realty Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Duke Realty Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.57.

The firm has a market cap of $9.53 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.13. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $26.20 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.75.

Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE:DRE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28. The business earned $224.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $199.59 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Duke Realty Corp. will post $1.19 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Charles R. Eitel sold 3,575 shares of Duke Realty Corp. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.94, for a total transaction of $92,735.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Dennis D. Oklak sold 75,000 shares of Duke Realty Corp. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.41, for a total transaction of $1,830,750.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 305,444 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,455,888.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its position in Duke Realty Corp. by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 100,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,104,000 after buying an additional 431 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Duke Realty Corp. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 281,733 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,922,000 after buying an additional 965 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its position in Duke Realty Corp. by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 89,383 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,879,000 after buying an additional 4,096 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in Duke Realty Corp. by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 134,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,820,000 after buying an additional 7,919 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Duke Realty Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 607,910 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,900,000 after buying an additional 9,541 shares in the last quarter.

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in four segments: industrial, medical office, office real estate investments and service operations. The Service operations segment consists of various real estate services, such as property management, asset management, maintenance, leasing, development, general contracting and construction management to third-party property owners and joint ventures.

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