Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY cut its stake in shares of Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) by 60.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 88,530 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock after selling 134,897 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NYs holdings in Kimco Realty were worth $1,607,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Kimco Realty by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 41,753,452 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock valued at $757,825,000 after buying an additional 394,524 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Kimco Realty by 11.7% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 18,745,745 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock worth $340,235,000 after purchasing an additional 1,959,743 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Kimco Realty by 2.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 6,119,693 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock worth $119,639,000 after purchasing an additional 145,326 shares during the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kimco Realty by 13.9% during the third quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 5,419,914 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock worth $105,959,000 after purchasing an additional 661,103 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Kimco Realty by 4.1% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 5,238,449 shares of the real estate investment trusts stock worth $94,907,000 after acquiring an additional 203,914 shares during the period. 90.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In related news, Director Frank Lourenso sold 3,380 shares of the businesss stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.29, for a total transaction of $51,680.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 182,481 shares of the companys stock, valued at approximately $2,790,134.49. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 2.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Shares of NYSE KIM opened at $14.66 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 0.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. Kimco Realty Corp has a one year low of $13.69 and a one year high of $23.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,198.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.65, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.50.
Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts consensus estimates of $0.38 by ($0.21). Kimco Realty had a net margin of 35.48% and a return on equity of 7.85%. The firm had revenue of $310.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $297.92 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The businesss revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Kimco Realty Corp will post 1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Kimco Realty declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 15th that allows the company to buyback $300.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the real estate investment trust to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the companys board believes its shares are undervalued.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be given a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.64%. Kimco Realtys dividend payout ratio is currently 72.26%.
Several research firms have weighed in on KIM. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kimco Realty from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Evercore ISI downgraded Kimco Realty from an in-line rating to an underperform rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. ValuEngine downgraded Kimco Realty from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on Kimco Realty from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Kimco Realty from an overweight rating to an equal rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $19.52.
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