Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Worsens in 2019 Q1

Sentiment for Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR)

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q1 2019. Its down -1.16, from 2.43 in 2018Q4. The ratio is negative, as 57 hedge funds increased and started new holdings, while 45 reduced and sold their stock positions in Whitestone REIT. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now possess: 21.96 million shares, down from 22.05 million shares in 2018Q4. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Whitestone REIT in their top 10 holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 34 Increased: 44 New Position: 13.

Whitestone REIT is an equity real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $508.63 million. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It has a 25.09 P/E ratio. It is engaged in owning and operating commercial properties in culturally diverse markets in major metropolitan areas.

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $12.77. About 191,262 shares traded. Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has risen 9.74% since July 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.31% the S&P500.

Analysts await Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.23 earnings per share, down 20.69 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.29 per share. WSR’s profit will be $9.16M for 13.88 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual earnings per share reported by Whitestone REIT for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.86 % negative EPS growth.

Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT for 13,584 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Llc owns 150,202 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America has 0.04% invested in the company for 35,300 shares. The New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance Co Ny has invested 0.03% in the stock. Arizona State Retirement System, a Arizona-based fund reported 61,363 shares.

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Whitestone REIT’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Whitestone REIT, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $13 while the high is $16. The stock’s average target of $14.33 is 12.22% above today’s ($12.77) share price. WSR was included in 6 notes of analysts from March 1, 2019. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, March 1 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, March 6. As per Friday, March 1, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group.

More notable recent Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “MONDAY DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Whitestone REIT and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm – Yahoo Finance” on June 14, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) – Yahoo Finance” published on June 26, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “CLASS ACTION UPDATE for BV, WSR, BE and LYFT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders – GlobeNewswire” on May 31, 2019. More interesting news about Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “NYSE: WSR Investor Notice: June 17th Deadline in Lawsuit against Whitestone REIT announced by Shareholders Foundation – Yahoo Finance” published on June 10, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “How Much Of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Do Institutions Own? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: May 07, 2019.

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Institutional Positions Chart

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