Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) shares are trading at lower $38.30 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $41.18.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $52.76 and the low is $25.10. Over the last 52 weeks, HIW is down -21.11% while the S&P 500 is up 15.19%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, HIW reported a profit of $54.69 million. Highwoods Properties Inc. also saw revenues increase to $181.04 million. In addition, HIW has free cash flow of $5.33 million as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $115.73 million which compares well with its peers.
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HIW booked profit margins of 43.10%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 14.30%, and its Return on Assets is 6.30%. All told, it is clear that, HIW needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. HIW has a short ratio of 1.13 and outstanding shares of 103.90M.
HIW has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.69 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 3.03. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as HIW has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Highwoods Properties Inc. HIW has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, HIW represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Highwoods Properties Inc. HIW is now commanding a market cap of 4.01B and a float of 102.62M. HIW is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of HIW stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in HIW, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.