Robert W. Baird lowered the price target for the Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on July 15, 2022, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on May 16, 2022 by BMO Capital Markets that upgraded the stock from a Market perform to an Outperform with a price target of $65 for DRE stock. The research report from Truist has upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target set at $63. The stock was downgraded by Truist, who disclosed in a research note on January 18, 2022, from Buy to Hold and set the price objective to $63. In their research brief published January 07, 2022, BMO Capital Markets analysts downgraded the Duke Realty Corporation stock from Outperform to Market Perform with a price target of $68.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) dipped -0.04% to close Thursday’s market session at $51.42, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $50.965 and $52.06 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3182589 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.26 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -6.63% within the last five trades and -15.33% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -8.19% in the last 6 months and -7.30% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. DRE stock is trading at a margin of -11.72%, -14.38% and -10.58% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, DRE deals in the Real Estate domain. The stock is trading -22.35 percent below its 52-week high and 9.13 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 -4.4. 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 Duke Realty Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 94.90 percent and the profit margin is 85.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 73.30 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 $20.23 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. The price-to-earnings ratio for Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) is 20.73. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 54.70. 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 18.25 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.14, 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, 0.15 percent of Duke Realty Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 99.45 percent are held by financial institutions. Schnur Steven W, the EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) has sold 4,431 shares of firm on Aug 22 at a price of $62.19 against the total amount of $0.28 million. In another inside trade, Schnur Steven W, EVP, Chief Operating Officer of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) sold 2,707 shares of the firm on Aug 15 for a total worth of $0.18 million at a price of $65.03. An inside trade which took place on Aug 03, EVP & CFO of Duke Realty Corporation Denien Mark A sold 9,652 shares of firm against total price of $0.6 million at the cost of $62.13 per share.