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

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed 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 on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. lifted 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 reaffirmed 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 analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equity One presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.43.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $32.13 and a 200 day moving average of $29.43. The firm has a market cap of $4.51 billion and a P/E ratio of 58.88.

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

In related news, major shareholder Chaim Katzman sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.11, for a total value of $436,650.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Michael Makinen sold 1,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.77, for a total transaction of $41,678.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 15,094 shares in the company, valued at approximately $449,348.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Russell Frank Co increased 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 valued at $3,118,000 after buying an additional 4,785 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. increased 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 valued at $1,293,000 after buying an additional 16,158 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System increased 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 valued at $4,750,000 after buying an additional 22,800 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group increased 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 valued at $21,097,000 after buying an additional 206,661 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased 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 valued at $303,468,000 after buying an additional 699,134 shares during the period.

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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