REIT Scorecard: Last Week's Winners And Losers
Last week ended with a shake-up in the REIT world, with a merger that could be the biggest commercial real estate shocker of 2016. Here's Bisnow's look back on how the REIT market fared over the past seven days.
WINNER: Parkway Properties
Monday Opening: $15.06/share
Friday Close: $16.45/share
Parkway Properties saw the biggest gain last week, no doubt spurred by news of the office REIT's $2B takeover by Cousins Properties. The new entity is spinning off all of Parkway's Houston properties into a separate REIT, HoustonCo, to be led by Parkway's current CEO, Jim Heistand (pictured).
WINNER: RAIT Financial Trust
Monday Opening: $2.87/share
Friday Close: $3.02/share
WINNER: Columbia Property Trust
Monday Opening: $21.18/share
Friday Close: $22.30/share
Columbia rounds out our winners list for last week, as the firm reported 44 cent EPS on Thursday. The office REIT just scored NYU Langhorne Medical Center as a tenant, leasing out an entire 25-story NYC office tower to the university enterprise.
LOSER: Investors Real Estate Trust
Monday Opening: $6.87/share
Friday Close: $6.02/share
Investors Real Estate Trust had a rough past week, losing 12% of what little market share it had. Still, there may be good times ahead for the diversified REIT, as analysts have set an $8.50 price target on the firm's stock.
LOSER: FelCor Lodging Trust
Monday Opening: $7.76/share
Friday Close: $7.16/share
FelCor's stock saw a tumble as well last week, during which analysts dropped their Q2 estimates for the lodging REIT to 36 cents/share. The stock also experienced a 0.19% uptick in short selling as of May 1.
LOSER: Public Storage
Monday Opening: $256.94/share
Friday Close: $244.81/share
Public Storage rounds out our poor performers for last week, losing almost 5% of its massive $43B market cap. The self-storage REIT's low Friday close may put it in a prime spot to buy, as some analysts say the stock is oversold.