Duke Realty (NYS: DRE) came in right in line with the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors are hoping that it will beat them this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Duke Realty is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that provides, on a fee basis, leasing, property, and asset management; development, construction, build-to-suit; and other tenant-related services.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Duke Realty, with seven of 13 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Duke Realty better than competitor Liberty Property overall. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from hold to moderate buy.
Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $229.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 0.3% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.29 per share. Estimates range from $0.27 to $0.32.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 89.9% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 82.6% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Duke Realty, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 91 posts in the past 30 days. Duke Realty has a bullish CAPS rating of four out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.
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