UDR (UDR) Lifted to “Hold” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of UDR (NYSE:UDR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Bank of America increased their target price on UDR from $41.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, June 8th. Stifel Nicolaus raised UDR from a hold rating to a buy rating and increased their target price for the stock from $38.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. Robert W. Baird set a $38.00 target price on UDR and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on UDR in a research note on Monday, June 11th. They set a hold rating and a $38.00 target price for the company. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $38.00 target price on UDR and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $39.17.

Shares of UDR stock opened at $37.55 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 5.83 and a quick ratio of 5.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.97 billion, a PE ratio of 20.08, a P/E/G ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.36. UDR has a one year low of $32.88 and a one year high of $40.33.

UDR (NYSE:UDR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by ($0.17). The company had revenue of $253.31 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $252.02 million. UDR had a net margin of 17.65% and a return on equity of 6.57%. The business’s revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that UDR will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 10th will be given a dividend of $0.3225 per share. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 9th. UDR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 68.98%.

In other UDR news, CEO Thomas W. Toomey sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $1,080,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,119,390 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $40,298,040. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.16% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UDR. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in UDR by 24.3% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 101,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,920,000 after acquiring an additional 19,869 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in UDR by 69.4% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 391,652 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $15,086,000 after acquiring an additional 160,475 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in UDR by 12.4% during the 4th quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 89,636 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,453,000 after acquiring an additional 9,858 shares during the last quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. acquired a new position in UDR during the 4th quarter worth approximately $227,000. Finally, Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in UDR by 9.8% during the 4th quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 33,448 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,288,000 after acquiring an additional 2,973 shares during the last quarter. 97.05% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

UDR Company Profile

UDR, Inc (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate properties in targeted U.S.

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