Lexington Realty Trust [NYSE: LXP] gained 2.12% or 0.26 points to close at $12.52 with a heavy trading volume of 1674438 shares. The company report on June 16, 2021 that Lexington Realty Trust Announces Quarterly Common Share Dividend.
Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) (“Lexington”), a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on single-tenant industrial real estate investments, announced that it declared a regular common share/unit dividend/distribution for the quarter ending June 30, 2021 of $0.1075 per common share/unit payable on or about July 15, 2021 to common shareholders/unitholders of record as of June 30, 2021.
Lexington also declared a cash dividend of $0.8125 per share of Series C Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, which is payable on or about August 16, 2021, to shareholders of record as of July 30, 2021.
It opened the trading session at $12.29, the shares rose to $12.52 and dropped to $12.22, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for LXP points out that the company has recorded 22.75% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -27.49% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 2.37M shares, LXP reached to a volume of 1674438 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Lexington Realty Trust [LXP]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LXP shares is $13.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LXP stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Lexington Realty Trust shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 10, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on November 25, 2020, representing the official price target for Lexington Realty Trust stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $11.50, while Evercore ISI analysts kept a In-line rating on LXP stock. On January 08, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for LXP shares from 11.50 to 10.50.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lexington Realty Trust is set at 0.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for LXP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 10.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.49.
Trading performance analysis for LXP stock
Lexington Realty Trust [LXP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.47. With this latest performance, LXP shares dropped by -3.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 22.75% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 20.38% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LXP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.36, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.34 for Lexington Realty Trust [LXP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.35, while it was recorded at 12.27 for the last single week of trading, and 11.19 for the last 200 days.
Lexington Realty Trust [LXP]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lexington Realty Trust [LXP] shares currently have an operating margin of +28.88 and a Gross Margin at +38.11. Lexington Realty Trust’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +55.68.
Return on Total Capital for LXP is now 2.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.82. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.96, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.49. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lexington Realty Trust [LXP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 69.71. Additionally, LXP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 41.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.33. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 71.66, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 40.21.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lexington Realty Trust [LXP] managed to generate an average of $3,328,691 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 107.32 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.10.
Lexington Realty Trust [LXP]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LXP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Lexington Realty Trust go to 5.00%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Lexington Realty Trust [LXP]
There are presently around $3,342 million, or 93.80% of LXP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LXP stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 52,774,856, which is approximately 3.276% of the company’s market cap and around 1.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 45,287,114 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $567.0 million in LXP stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $482.1 million in LXP stock with ownership of nearly 14.861% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Lexington Realty Trust stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 127 institutional holders increased their position in Lexington Realty Trust [NYSE:LXP] by around 14,931,401 shares. Additionally, 120 investors decreased positions by around 10,653,500 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 241,348,184 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 266,933,085 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LXP stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,377,628 shares, while 27 institutional investors sold positions of 2,366,703 shares during the same period.