Raymond James raised the price target for the Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Mkt perform”. The rating was released on June 17, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on September 25, 2020 by CapitalOne that downgraded the stock from an Overweight to an Equal weight with a price target of $24 for WRE stock. The research report from JP Morgan has upgraded the stock from Underweight to Neutral, with a price target set at $24. The stock was downgraded by Robert W. Baird, who disclosed in a research note on May 14, 2019, from Outperform to Neutral and set the price objective to $28.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) raised 0.99% to close Friday’s market session at $24.55, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $24.00 and $24.63 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 893070 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 730.89K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.12% within the last five trades and 0.41% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 6.97% in the last 6 months and 6.19% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. WRE stock is trading at a margin of 1.51%, 1.73% and 5.82% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WRE deals in the Real Estate domain. The stock is trading -9.24 percent below its 52-week high and 44.84 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 6.99. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 2.40 percent and the profit margin is -9.10 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 60.20 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $2.05 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 9.06 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.62, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.40 percent of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares are owned by insiders, and 90.30 percent are held by financial institutions.