Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,535,038 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 11% from the previous session’s volume of 1,381,050 shares.The stock last traded at $16.31 and had previously closed at $16.69.

BDN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Mizuho increased their target price on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. DA Davidson increased their target price on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.04.

The firm’s market cap is $2.86 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.60 and its 200 day moving average is $14.86.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The business earned $127 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.64 million. The company’s revenue was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Brandywine Realty Trust will post $1.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 6th were paid a $0.16 dividend. This is a positive change from Brandywine Realty Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 1st.

In related news, CEO Gerard H. Sweeney sold 60,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.74, for a total value of $944,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Tom Wirth sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.69, for a total value of $83,450.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 99,698 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,663,959.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Bancorp DE increased its position in Brandywine Realty Trust by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 97,673 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,334,000 after buying an additional 5,725 shares during the period. KBC Group NV increased its position in Brandywine Realty Trust by 133.2% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 151,706 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,073,000 after buying an additional 86,652 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its position in Brandywine Realty Trust by 122.0% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 153,071 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,091,000 after buying an additional 84,120 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in Brandywine Realty Trust by 10.1% in the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 517,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,070,000 after buying an additional 47,500 shares during the period. Finally, RS Investment Management Co. LLC bought a new position in Brandywine Realty Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $25,448,000.

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company provides leasing, property management, development, redevelopment, acquisition and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. The Company manages its portfolio within four segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, DC and Austin, Texas.

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