Whitestone REIT (WSR) Analysts See $0.25 EPS

April 21, 2018 - By Max Morgan

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.45, from 1.91 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 11 investors sold Whitestone REIT shares while 28 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 20.22 million shares or 11.89% more from 18.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Metropolitan Life Ins Company New York invested 0% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Moreover, Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Inc has 0% invested in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) for 174,628 shares. Chilton Limited Com owns 701,975 shares for 0.92% of their portfolio. Silver Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 32,980 shares. Bancorporation Of America De has invested 0% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Ls Ltd Com holds 1,101 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Northern Trust holds 429,147 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Principal has 288,268 shares. Assetmark invested in 0% or 13 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 13,370 shares or 0% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 58,732 shares. Moreover, Us National Bank & Trust De has 0% invested in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) for 3,190 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Ontario – Canada-based Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has invested 0% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.01% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR).

Since March 5, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $53,250 activity. Shares for $26,625 were bought by MASTANDREA JAMES C.

Analysts expect Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) to report $0.25 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 21.88 % from last quarter’s $0.32 EPS. WSR’s profit would be $10.08 million giving it 10.54 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.30 EPS previously, Whitestone REIT’s analysts see -16.67 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $10.54. About 233,187 shares traded. Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has declined 24.22% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.77% the S&P500.

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Whitestone REIT had 9 analyst reports since November 2, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, March 5. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Monday, March 5. The company was maintained on Friday, December 1 by SunTrust. Ladenburg maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 30 report. The stock of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) earned “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, March 29. As per Friday, March 2, the company rating was downgraded by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, January 22 with “Hold”.

Whitestone is a pure-play community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality ?e-commerce resistant? neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. The company has market cap of $425.02 million. Whitestone's optimal mix of national, regional and local tenants provides daily necessities, needed services and entertainment to the community which are not readily available on the internet. It has a 47.91 P/E ratio. Whitestone's properties are primarily located in business-friendly Phoenix, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, which are among the fastest-growing U.S. population centers with highly educated workforces, high household incomes and strong job growth.

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