Goodwin Daniel L trimmed its holdings in Vereit Inc (NYSE:VER) by 2.5% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,642,694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 42,909 shares during the period. Vereit comprises 5.6% of Goodwin Daniel L’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Goodwin Daniel L’s holdings in Vereit were worth $12,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in Vereit during the 2nd quarter worth about $100,000. Ffcm LLC acquired a new stake in Vereit during the 3rd quarter worth about $111,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Vereit during the 4th quarter worth about $114,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Vereit during the 3rd quarter worth about $117,000. Finally, Institute for Wealth Management LLC. acquired a new stake in Vereit during the 2nd quarter worth about $127,000. 85.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

VER has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vereit from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Vereit from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating on shares of Vereit in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.42.

Vereit Inc (NYSE VER) traded up $0.07 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $7.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,251,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,679,821. The company has a current ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. The firm has a market cap of $7,200.00, a P/E ratio of -57.31 and a beta of 0.75. Vereit Inc has a 12-month low of $7.25 and a 12-month high of $9.12.

Vereit (NYSE:VER) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The financial services provider reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.16). Vereit had a negative return on equity of 0.61% and a negative net margin of 3.76%. research analysts forecast that Vereit Inc will post 0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.138 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.41%. Vereit’s dividend payout ratio is -423.08%.

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Vereit Company Profile

VEREIT, Inc is a full-service real estate operating company. The Company owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets. It operates through two segments: real estate investment (REI) segment and its investment management segment, Cole Capital.

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