Franklin Resources Inc. held its position in shares of Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 759,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. owned about 0.56% of Leju Holdings Limited worth $1,398,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Separately, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Leju Holdings Limited by 6.9% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 331,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,136,000 after acquiring an additional 21,300 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 4.62% of the company’s stock.

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on LEJU. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $3.80 to $2.10 in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Leju Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Leju Holdings Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, September 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus price target of $2.10.

Shares of Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU) opened at 1.69 on Monday. Leju Holdings Limited has a 12-month low of $1.28 and a 12-month high of $5.47. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $1.63 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.51. The firm’s market capitalization is $314.34 million.

Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 31st. The financial services provider reported ($0.64) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.16) by ($0.48). The business had revenue of $92.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.58 million. Leju Holdings Limited had a negative net margin of 27.57% and a negative return on equity of 31.88%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 41.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.11 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Leju Holdings Limited will post ($0.74) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Leju Holdings Limited Profile

Leju Holdings Limited is an online to offline (O2O), real estate services provider in China. The Company offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE:LEJU)

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