Westwood Holdings Group Has Boosted Its Chemical Financial (CHFC) Position; 2 Analysts Covering Liberty Property Trust (LPT)

November 14, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Among 9 analysts covering Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Liberty Property Trust had 18 analyst reports since October 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Wells Fargo. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 22 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 25. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 24. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $35 target in Wednesday, October 28 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) on Thursday, March 23 with “Hold” rating. See Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $41 New Target: $43 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Hold Upgrade
25/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $44 New Target: $46 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
05/07/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0000 Maintain

Westwood Holdings Group Inc increased Chemical Financial Corporation (CHFC) stake by 3.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Westwood Holdings Group Inc acquired 52,318 shares as Chemical Financial Corporation (CHFC)’s stock declined 13.63%. The Westwood Holdings Group Inc holds 1.77 million shares with $85.67 million value, up from 1.72 million last quarter. Chemical Financial Corporation now has $3.72B valuation. The stock declined 0.25% or $0.13 reaching $52.23 on the news. About 17,691 shares traded. Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) has risen 21.76% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.06% the S&P500.

About 23,093 shares traded. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) has risen 14.91% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.79% the S&P500.

Liberty Property Trust is a self-administered and self-managed Maryland real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has market cap of $6.62 billion. The Trust’s assets are owned directly or indirectly, and substantially all of the Trust’s activities are conducted directly or indirectly, by its subsidiary, Liberty Property Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership). It has a 18.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Carolinas/Richmond; Chicago/Milwaukee; Florida; Houston; Lehigh/Central PA; Minnesota; Philadelphia; Southeastern PA; United Kingdom, and Other, which includes Arizona; Atlanta; Cincinnati/Columbus/Indianapolis; Dallas; DC Metro; New Jersey; Southern California, and other.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc decreased Spectra Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:SEP) stake by 20,915 shares to 198,784 valued at $8.53M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Polyone Corp (NYSE:POL) stake by 90,467 shares and now owns 823,200 shares. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc Co (NYSE:DPS) was reduced too.

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