Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) Director Duncan L. Niederauer purchased 10,000 shares of Realogy stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $17.85 per share, with a total value of $178,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 40,868 shares in the company, valued at $729,493.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

RLGY stock traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 12,180 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,083,936. The company has a market cap of $2.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.53, a PEG ratio of 0.52 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. Realogy Holdings Corp has a fifty-two week low of $17.43 and a fifty-two week high of $28.07.

Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $1.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.71 billion. Realogy had a net margin of 6.71% and a return on equity of 8.74%. The firm’s revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Realogy Holdings Corp will post 1.74 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.98%. Realogy’s payout ratio is 22.93%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on RLGY. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Realogy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded shares of Realogy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $32.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Finally, Barclays set a $17.00 price target on shares of Realogy and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Realogy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.86.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its holdings in Realogy by 396.6% in the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 70,641 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,458,000 after acquiring an additional 56,415 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG raised its holdings in Realogy by 10.7% in the 3rd quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 136,123 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,810,000 after acquiring an additional 13,111 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its holdings in Realogy by 39.0% in the 3rd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 55,479 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,145,000 after acquiring an additional 15,578 shares during the last quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Realogy by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC now owns 3,116,972 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $64,334,000 after acquiring an additional 59,644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FIL Ltd raised its holdings in Realogy by 129.3% in the 3rd quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 36,521 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $755,000 after acquiring an additional 20,595 shares during the last quarter.

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Realogy Company Profile

Realogy Holdings Corp. is an integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States. The Company is the franchisor of residential real estate brokerages with some of the recognized brands in the real estate industry, the owner of United States residential real estate brokerage offices, the global provider of outsourced employee relocation services and a provider of title and settlement services.

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