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Analysts' Recommendations in Limelight: Washington Prime Group Inc Cmn (WPG)

17 July 2017, 03:42 | Rodolfo Wallace

Knerr now owns $105,736 of stock as reported to the SEC. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.78% of the company's stock. Teza Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Washington Prime Group during the first quarter worth about $103,000. Citadel Advisors LLC expanded its investment by buying 156,429 shares an increase of 200.0% as of 03/31/2016.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Washington Prime Group Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -1.3%, where Monthly Performance is -0.71%, Quarterly performance is -6.49%, 6 Months performance is -20.7% and yearly performance percentage is -32.06%. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 12,580 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 1,137 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new position in shares of Washington Prime Group during the fourth quarter worth $2,861,000. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,859,745 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $16,161,000 after buying an additional 442,939 shares during the last quarter.

Magellan Health, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 5 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.01% of shares outstanding. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 144,579 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,505,000 after buying an additional 6,584 shares during the last quarter.

In related news, CEO Louis G. Conforti purchased 12,125 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Washington Prime Group by 55.2% in the fourth quarter. It's now trading about -8.33% below its 52-week high. Earnings, with 1 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.66. Washington Prime Group, L.P. (WPG L.P.) is the Business's majority-owned partnership subsidiary that owns, develops and manages, through its affiliates, all of WPG Inc.'s real estate properties and other assets. (NYSE:WPG) has a market cap of $1.56 billion and over the last 12 months, WPG has declined by -32.06%. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $7.60, which would be decrease of about -8% of its current value.

Washington Prime Group Inc Cmn (NYSE:WPG) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 1.67% which was maintained at 2.9% in 1-month period. The real estate investment trust reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.02. The company had Year Ago Sales of 205.74 Million. (NYSE:WPG) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 8.1% over the last 5 years. WPG's profit would be $76.78M giving it 5.18 P/E if the $0.41 EPS is correct.

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Wall Street analysts are predicting that Washington Prime Group Inc Cmn (NYSE:WPG) will report earnings per share of $0.66 in their quarterly report. The company recently announced a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Thu Jun 15, 2017. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 30th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.92%.

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Shares of Washington Prime Group Inc.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on WPG. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Washington Prime Group from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Washington Prime Group from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Spectrum Management Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Washington Prime Group during the first quarter worth about $114,000. The company have shares float of 293.45 million. EVP Keric M. Knerr acquired 6,119 shares at an average price of $8.17 on Tue the 28th. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.



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