The Vanguard Group, Inc. has recently announced that it has increased stake in Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) by 1.65%. After grabbing 18.63 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 0.3 million shares of the Real Estate Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 15.86% having worth around $273.37 million. Moreover, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. increased its share by 15162.0 to have a control over 7.22 million shares. And FIAM LLC raised its holdings to 0.63 million shares by acquiring 6.42 million shares or 5.47% of the stake.
Urban Edge Properties (UE) concluded trading on 05/25/23 at a closing price of $13.25, with 0.91 million shares of worth about $12.07 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -13.79% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -1.49%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 117.45M shares, out of which, 113.52M shares are available for trading.
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A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 4 analysts are covering the UE stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $19.25. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $25.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $14.00. The stock’s current price level is 31.17% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 5.36% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $25.00 would mean a gain of 47.0% for the stock.
According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 5 times over the past 12 months. They bought 14,741 shares in 3 of the transactions. In 2 selling transactions, insiders dumped 389 shares.
iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF, Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund, and Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Urban Edge Properties iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF is currently holding 8.51 million shares of worth totaling $124.78 million. The company recently came selling 12138.0 shares which brought its stake up to 7.24% of the company’s outstanding shares. Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund sold 8278.0 shares, after which its hold over company’s outstanding shares shrunk to 4.39%, leaving 5.16 million shares with the mutual fund that have a worth of about $75.71 million. Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, after selling 3.53 million shares, have now control over 3.01% of the stake in the company. It holds 13271.0 shares of worth $51.8 million.
Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) started trading at $13.34, below -$0.11 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 13.38, or with a loss of -1.49%. Stock saw a price change of -4.19% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -5.89%. Year-to-date (YTD), UE shares are showing a performance of -5.96% which decreased to -27.40% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $12.91 but also hit the highest price of $18.91 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Urban Edge Properties shares is 1.00 million. The stock is currently trading -6.41% below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is down -7.16% for SMA50 and it goes to -10.60% lower than SMA200.
The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquired 18.63 million shares of Urban Edge Properties having value of about $273.37 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by The Vanguard Group, Inc. revealed that the firm now holds 0.3 million shares in the company valued at close to $4018287.75, or have control over 1.65% stake in the company. Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) currently have 117.45M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 101.64% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 35.71% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 66.86% and 3.51% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $1.58B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.56. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 88.93, while it has posted earnings per share of $0.15 in the same period. Its PEG reads 20.68 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for UE, volatility over the week remained 2.61% while standing at 2.58% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Urban Edge Properties (UE) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.07 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0.08 and it is $0.39 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.07 which is $0.08 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.1 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -53.50% while it is estimated to increase by 102.56% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 4.30% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of -7.00% made by the stock over the past 5-years.
Analysts at 4 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Urban Edge Properties (UE)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Moderate Buy” and assign it a score of 2.00. Out of those 4 Wall Street analysts, 3 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 0 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 1 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
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