Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.13.

BDN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus raised Brandywine Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $17.00 to $19.00 in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Mizuho raised Brandywine Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $16.00 to $19.00 in a report on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub lowered Brandywine Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brandywine Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Stephens raised Brandywine Realty Trust to an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th.

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In other Brandywine Realty Trust news, Director Wyche Fowler sold 1,824 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.82, for a total value of $30,679.68. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 64,948 shares in the company, valued at $1,092,425.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Tom Wirth sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.90, for a total value of $42,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 110,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,866,993.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 116,407 shares of company stock valued at $1,929,024 over the last 90 days. 1.76% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 14,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $240,000 after buying an additional 256 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 185,834 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,068,000 after buying an additional 10,532 shares during the period. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC increased its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 2.8% in the first quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 58,995 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $957,000 after buying an additional 1,634 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 29.6% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 89,840 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,458,000 after buying an additional 20,520 shares during the period. Finally, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. increased its stake in Brandywine Realty Trust by 2.5% in the first quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 1,645,285 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $26,703,000 after buying an additional 40,828 shares during the period.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) traded down 0.804% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.665. The stock had a trading volume of 379,615 shares. Brandywine Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $14.04 and a 12-month high of $17.83. The company has a 50-day moving average of $16.98 and a 200-day moving average of $16.83. The stock has a market cap of $2.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 189.375 and a beta of 1.05.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.31. Brandywine Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.48% and a net margin of 4.67%. The business had revenue of $127.79 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $134.07 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Brandywine Realty Trust will post $0.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through five segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, DC, Austin, Texas, and Other. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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