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Columbia Property Trust Inc

13 August 2017, 02:28 | Kelvin Horton

Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 8,596 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,181,578.84. Thompson Davis Inc invested in 21 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The firm has a market cap of $157.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.97 and a beta of 1.24.

Trading was light with 27K shares changing hands on Friday. It has underperformed by 9.22% the S&P500.

Cwm Llc increased its stake in Essex Ppty Tr Inc (ESS) by 1021.24% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alliancebernstein L.P. claims 1,369,041 shares valued at $55,734,000. Principal Financial Group Inc.'s holdings in Starwood Property Trust were worth $1,227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was initiated by JMP Securities with "Market Outperform". The stock declined 0.52% or $0.11 reaching $21.1 on the news.

First Quadrant LP increased Columbia Property Trust Inc (CXP) stake by 3762.16% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.

Rockefeller Financial Services Inc, which manages about $4.92 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. The real estate investment trust reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.01. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 50% are positive. Unilever had 13 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 272,622 were accumulated by Goldman Sachs Group. As per Wednesday, June 8, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 13. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ESS in report on Tuesday, February 9 with "Hold" rating. Barclays Capital downgraded Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) on Monday, January 23 to "Equal-Weight" rating. The rating was upgraded by Evercore to "Buy" on Monday, November 28.

The P/E ratio is 18.54 and market capitalization is 2.56B. Its down 0.24, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. Moreover, Tarbox Gp Incorporated has 0% invested in PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG). Moody Financial Bank Trust Division holds 0.02% or 2,018 shares. Altavista Wealth Management Inc sold 1.68M shares as Unilever Plc Adr (UL)'s stock rose 11.00%. Cleararc Cap has 12,302 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 241,023 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $56,038,000 after buying an additional 11,015 shares during the period. Wealth Architects Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.12% in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). Resolution Capital Ltd, a Australia-based fund reported 294,748 shares. Legacy Wealth Management owns 116 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Envestnet Asset accumulated 30,882 shares. 5,889 were reported by Cadence Capital Mngmt Limited.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were issued a $0.40 dividend.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. 36 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. The institutional investor owned 196,013 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after selling 59,382 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in Essex Property Trust by 16.0% in the fourth quarter. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0.02% or 22,105 shares in its portfolio. 191,999 were reported by Strs Ohio. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in Columbia Property Trust by 331.9% in the first quarter. Dupont Mngmt owns 20,014 shares or 0.1% of their USA portfolio. Us Retail Bank De holds 0% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) for 5,154 shares. Teachers Ins And Annuity Association Of America invested in 0.55% or 68,928 shares.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 12-month low of $21.11 and a 12-month high of $23.46. Ironwood Counsel Ltd holds 0.1% or 994 shares in its portfolio. Peak6 Investments LP reported 0.01% stake. AXA downsized its investment by shedding 97,200 shares a decrease of 43.3% in the quarter. BidaskClub lowered Columbia Property Trust from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Therefore 29% are positive. Finally, BTIG Research cut Essex Property Trust from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP) has risen 8.42% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. BB&T Capital has "Buy" rating and $259.50 target. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, December 17. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, May 2 by Sandler O'Neill. The firm has "Neutral" rating by DA Davidson given on Friday, September 18. The company was maintained on Monday, August 10 by Argus Research.

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