Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 1,535,038 shares were traded 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.

Several brokerages recently commented on BDN. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. KeyCorp cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “sector weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, July 15th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from $15.00 to $16.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Mizuho cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.04.

The firm’s market capitalization is $2.86 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $16.60 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.86.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The firm earned $127 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 prior year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Brandywine Realty Trust will post $1.29 earnings per share for the current year.

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

Other large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. RS Investment Management Co. LLC purchased a new stake in Brandywine Realty Trust during the fourth quarter valued at about $25,448,000. KBC Group NV raised its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 133.2% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 151,706 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,073,000 after buying an additional 86,652 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 97,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,334,000 after buying an additional 5,725 shares in the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its stake 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 valued at $7,070,000 after buying an additional 47,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its stake 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 valued at $2,091,000 after buying an additional 84,120 shares in the last quarter.

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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