City Office REIT Inc (CIO) was Initiated by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $14. Deutsche Bank advised their investors in a research report released on May 31, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on City Office REIT Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Compass Point on May 12, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 13 from a previous price target of $12.50 .Shares were Reiterated by Wunderlich on May 9, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 14 from a previous price target of $15.50 .Compass Point Resumed City Office REIT Inc on Apr 21, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $12.50.
On the company’s financial health, City Office REIT Inc reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.31. The company had revenue of $16.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16.33 million. The company’s revenue was up 44.2% compared to the same quarter last year.
City Office REIT Inc opened for trading at $11.66 and hit $11.75 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $11.74, with a gain of 0.43% or 0.05 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 47,037 shares. Company has a market cap of $249 M.
In a different news, on May 16, 2016, John R. Mclernon (director) purchased 1,500 shares at $11.56 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 9, 2016, William R Flatt (director) purchased 1,500 shares at $12.16 per share price. On Mar 9, 2016, Stephen B Shraiberg (director) purchased 5,000 shares at $12.01 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
City Office REIT Inc. is focused on acquiring owning and operating Class A and B office properties located within its target markets in the United States. The Company has 12 primary target markets which are located in metropolitan areas in the Southern and Western United States. As of December 31 2014 then Company owned nine office complexes which include 21 office buildings in the metropolitan areas of Boise (ID) Dallas (TX) Denver (CO) Portland (OR) Tampa (FL) Allentown (PA) and Orlando (FL). Eight of the nine properties of the Company owned as of December 31 2014 are managed by local third-party real estate operators six of which have invested equity with management and three of which continue to hold a minority equity interest in the property.