Analysts See $0.09 EPS for Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET); Vulcan Value Partners Has Cut Its Moodys (MCO) Holding

August 6, 2018 - By Eric Painter

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Analysts expect Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) to report $0.09 EPS on September, 10.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 10.00% from last quarter’s $0.1 EPS. IRET’s profit would be $12.02M giving it 15.13 P/E if the $0.09 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Investors Real Estate Trust’s analysts see 12.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $5.445. About 8,716 shares traded. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) has declined 11.00% since August 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.57% the S&P500. Some Historical IRET News: 12/03/2018 – Investors Real Estate Tr 3Q EPS $1.12; 28/03/2018 – IRET Acquires 390-Home Multifamily Property in Denver for $128.7 Million; 13/03/2018 – IRET Debt Risk Falls 3 Levels in Bloomberg Model; 12/03/2018 – Investors Real Estate Tr 3Q Net $136.1M; 15/05/2018 – Endeavour Capital Advisors Buys 1.2% of Investors Real Estate; 12/03/2018 – Investors Real Estate Tr 3Q Core FFO/Share 9 Cents; 12/03/2018 – INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST – QUARTERLY SAME-STORE NOI GROWTH OF 5.8% OVER SAME PERIOD IN PRIOR YEAR; 21/04/2018 – DJ Investors Real Estate Trust, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (IRET); 12/03/2018 – INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST – QTRLY CORE FFO PER SHARE $0.09; 12/03/2018 – INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST – QTRLY FFO PER SHARE $0.04

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased Moodys Corp (MCO) stake by 6.66% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Vulcan Value Partners Llc sold 76,837 shares as Moodys Corp (MCO)’s stock rose 2.25%. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 1.08 million shares with $173.82 million value, down from 1.15 million last quarter. Moodys Corp now has $33.03 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $172.13. About 14,952 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 49.33% since August 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.76% the S&P500. Some Historical MCO News: 18/05/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Evoca’s B2 Ratings, Outlook Changed To Stable From Negative; 04/05/2018 – Moody’s Downgrades To Baa2 The Land Clearance For Redevelopment Authority Of The City Of St. Louis, Mo’s Nga Project Revenue Bonds; Outlook Revised To Stable; 13/04/2018 – Moody’s Assigns (P)Baa2 To Philippine National Bank’s Emtn Program; 23/03/2018 – Correction to Stock Symbol for Moody’s Affirms Mercer Asd, Pa’s Outstanding Go And Enhanced Ratings; 29/03/2018 – BRIEF-Moody’s says China home sales to fall due to continued tight regulatory measures through 2018; 16/04/2018 – MOODY’S SAYS TURKISH LIRA DEPRECIATION `CREDIT NEGATIVE’; 25/04/2018 – VIALAGOS RATINGS TO Ba2 FROM Ba3 BY MOODY’S, OUTLOOK STABLE; 04/05/2018 – Moody’s Assigns Aa1 To Coral Gables, Fl’s $78.6 Non-Ad Valorem Revenue Bonds, Series 2018a & Non-Ad Valorem Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2018b; Outlook Is Stable; 22/03/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Sunrise’s Ba2 Ratings; Outlook Stable; 16/05/2018 – Moody’s Public Sector Europe: Denmark’s Digital Strategy Is Credit Positive For Local Governments

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.34, from 1.52 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 12 investors sold Investors Real Estate Trust shares while 44 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 61.91 million shares or 0.11% more from 61.84 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fdx Advisors invested in 19,310 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 128,397 shares. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Com accumulated 393,705 shares. Voya Inv Mngmt Ltd Com has invested 0% in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET). Guggenheim Cap Lc stated it has 32,506 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) or 446,382 shares. Meeder Asset Management reported 2,755 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Inc accumulated 0% or 993,725 shares. New York-based Alliancebernstein L P has invested 0% in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET). Utah Retirement Systems holds 17,904 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Street Corporation owns 0% invested in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) for 3.02M shares. Asset Mngmt One Ltd owns 0% invested in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) for 242,565 shares. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Company holds 0% or 18,114 shares. Smith Asset Mgmt Gru Limited Partnership owns 17,094 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Virginia Retirement System Et Al reported 128,800 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

More recent Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “IRET Sells Williston, North Dakota Portfolio” on July 26, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Up Over 1%; Agile Therapeutics Shares Plunge” on July 25, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Weekly Top Insider Buys Highlight for the Week of July 13” with publication date: July 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 12 buys, and 0 sales for $467,496 activity. $4,269 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) was bought by Decker Mark Okey Jr on Monday, April 30. 4,000 shares were bought by Schissel John A, worth $19,509 on Thursday, March 15. 9,000 Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) shares with value of $45,090 were bought by Dance Michael T. CAIRA JEFFREY also bought $73,350 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) shares. The insider Kirchmann John bought 3,812 shares worth $20,394. 3,100 shares valued at $15,159 were bought by Green Emily Nagle on Tuesday, March 13.

IRET is a real estate company focused on the ownership, management, acquisition, redevelopment, and development of multifamily apartment communities. The company has market cap of $726.94 million. As of October 31, 2017, IRET owned interests in 89 multifamily properties consisting of 13,576 apartment homes and 40 commercial properties, including 28 healthcare and 12 other commercial properties, with a total of 2.5 million square feet of leasable space. It has a 6.24 P/E ratio.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $1.82 EPS, up 19.74% or $0.30 from last year’s $1.52 per share. MCO’s profit will be $349.26M for 23.64 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.04 actual EPS reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.78% negative EPS growth.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $34.87 million activity. GOGGINS JOHN J sold $4.52M worth of stock or 26,255 shares. Shares for $4.92M were sold by Huber Linda on Monday, March 5. Shares for $1.02M were sold by Worrall Blair. Fauber Robert sold $588,000 worth of stock or 3,500 shares. The insider MCDANIEL RAYMOND W sold 10,000 shares worth $1.73 million. Shares for $80,480 were sold by Duffie Darrell on Monday, April 2. Shares for $49,811 were sold by Crimmins Michael S.

Among 9 analysts covering Moody’s Corp (NYSE:MCO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Moody’s Corp had 18 analyst reports since February 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, April 30 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $172 target in Monday, July 30 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, July 30 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 18 with “Hold”. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 9 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MCO in report on Friday, February 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Neutral” on Monday, February 12. On Monday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc increased Outfront Media Inc stake by 1.44 million shares to 2.33M valued at $43.69M in 2018Q1. It also upped Qorvo Inc stake by 147,809 shares and now owns 6.71M shares. State Str Corp (NYSE:STT) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.37, from 1.35 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold MCO shares while 188 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 159.76 million shares or 0.86% more from 158.40 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 35,583 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Captrust Advsrs holds 0% or 160 shares in its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 51,421 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Fishman Jay A Limited Mi, a Michigan-based fund reported 2,675 shares. Crawford Investment Counsel invested 0.06% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.06% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Meritage Gp LP reported 1.06M shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag has 0.21% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Advisory Services Network Ltd Liability reported 1,109 shares stake. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.04% stake. Putnam Ltd Company accumulated 0% or 2,498 shares. Manor Road Cap Partners Ltd invested in 180,000 shares or 5.05% of the stock. Commerce Retail Bank reported 2,653 shares. Cypress Cap Group holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 7,086 shares. Wedge Capital L Lp Nc holds 0.47% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 301,001 shares.

More news for Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Next 50 Years” on August 03, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Moody’s Corporation 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” and published on July 27, 2018 is yet another important article.

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