UBS Group Lowers Hammerson (HMSO) to Neutral

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UBS Group lowered shares of Hammerson (LON:HMSO) to a neutral rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning, investing.thisismoney.co.uk reports. The brokerage currently has GBX 490 ($6.32) target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 600 ($7.74).

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on HMSO. Liberum Capital dropped their price target on Hammerson from GBX 570 ($7.35) to GBX 540 ($6.97) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Hammerson in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Numis Securities reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 590 ($7.61) price objective on shares of Hammerson in a report on Monday, July 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an overweight rating and set a GBX 700 ($9.03) price objective on shares of Hammerson in a report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut Hammerson to an underperform rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from GBX 545 ($7.03) to GBX 540 ($6.97) in a report on Wednesday, June 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hammerson has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 552.23 ($7.12).

Shares of LON HMSO opened at GBX 447.40 ($5.77) on Wednesday. Hammerson has a one year low of GBX 430.40 ($5.55) and a one year high of £523.38 ($675.15).

Hammerson (LON:HMSO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. The real estate investment trust reported GBX 15.10 ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 15.60 ($0.20) by GBX (0.50) (($0.01)). Hammerson had a net margin of 97.06% and a return on equity of 3.36%.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 30th will be issued a dividend of GBX 11.10 ($0.14) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th. This represents a yield of 2.08%.

About Hammerson

Hammerson is a FTSE 100 owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe. Our portfolio of high-quality retail property has a value of around £10.5 billion and includes 23 prime shopping centres, 17 convenient retail parks and investments in 20 premium outlet villages, through our partnership with Value Retail and the VIA Outlets joint venture.

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