Equity One Inc. (NYSE:EQY)’s share price fell 2.1% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $31.60 and last traded at $31.60, with a volume of 232,836 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $32.29.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on EQY. Barclays PLC reissued an “underweight” rating and set a $28.00 price target (up previously from $26.00) on shares of Equity One in a report on Monday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equity One from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Equity One from $29.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price target (up previously from $28.00) on shares of Equity One in a report on Monday, July 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.43.

The company has a market cap of $4.50 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 58.75. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $32.09 and its 200 day moving average price is $29.39.

Equity One (NYSE:EQY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $92.53 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $93.46 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.31 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Equity One Inc. will post $1.35 EPS for the current year.

In related news, COO Michael Makinen sold 1,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.77, for a total value of $41,678.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 15,094 shares in the company, valued at $449,348.38. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Chaim Katzman sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.09, for a total value of $872,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 243,570 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,085,451.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EQY. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Equity One by 51.4% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 47,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,293,000 after buying an additional 16,158 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of Equity One by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 114,176 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,118,000 after buying an additional 4,785 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Equity One by 15.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 174,938 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,750,000 after buying an additional 22,800 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in shares of Equity One by 36.2% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 777,067 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $21,097,000 after buying an additional 206,661 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Equity One by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,177,445 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $303,468,000 after buying an additional 699,134 shares during the last quarter.

Equity One, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. The Company’s property portfolio includes 90-30 Metropolitan, 1175 Third Avenue, Aventura Square, Circle Center West, Culver Center, Bird Ludlum, Greenwood, Pavilion, Sheridan Plaza, Shoppes of Silverlakes, Westport Plaza, Alafaya Village, Ryanwood, Town & Country, Plaza Escuela, Potrero, Copps Hill, Southbury Green, Clocktower Plaza, Buckhead Station, Hampton Oaks, Quincy Star Market, Elmwood Oaks, Westwood Towers, Centre Pointe Plaza and Willows Shopping Center.

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