LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE:CUZ) by 0.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,503,006 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 12,000 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Cousins Properties were worth $67,891,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in Cousins Properties by 0.3% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 33,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $348,000 after buying an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Cousins Properties by 0.7% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 103,638 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,078,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. raised its position in Cousins Properties by 3.1% in the second quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. now owns 25,314 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $264,000 after buying an additional 771 shares during the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its position in Cousins Properties by 2.4% in the second quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 35,273 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $367,000 after buying an additional 825 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in Cousins Properties by 10.0% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 10,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 966 shares during the last quarter. 99.99% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ)

Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE:CUZ) opened at 8.06 on Wednesday. Cousins Properties Inc. has a 52 week low of $7.09 and a 52 week high of $11.40. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $7.75 and a 200-day moving average of $9.88. The company has a market cap of $3.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.37 and a beta of 1.15.

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Several research firms recently weighed in on CUZ. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cousins Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 25th. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of Cousins Properties from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Cousins Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their price target for the company from $11.50 to $9.50 in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

About Cousins Properties

Cousins Properties Incorporated (Cousins) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on development, acquisition, leasing and property management. The Company’s investment strategy is to purchase Class A office assets or locate opportunistic development or redevelopment projects in its core markets to which it can add value through relationships, capital, or market expertise.

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