Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Share are up 16.01% over the last three months: What’s Next?

Liberty Property Trust (LPT) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is William P. Hankowsky Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board with 404,806 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Michael T. Hagan Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, with 183,718 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 67,834 shares of LPT is Herman C. Fala Senior Vice President, Senior Legal Advisor.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Liberty Property Trust (LPT), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 22.89 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 15.96 million shares. In the third-place spot with 10.29 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $61.09 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1268386. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.77M. Given the fact that this stock has 159.33M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $9.73B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.80. Its Price to Sales ratio is 14.76, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 18.90, and its Price to Book ratio is 2.39.

LPT stock has achieved a 5-day range of $60.34 to $62.53, with a total performance of -1.32% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $57.29 to $62.53, generating a +3.44% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +16.38%, trading in the range of $49.03 to $62.53.

In the past 5 days, shares of LPT have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 10 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 11 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.66. This is a 0.29 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.37, amounting to an earnings surprise of 78.40%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.34, making for an earnings surprise of 97.10%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.37, generating a 32.10% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $492.6 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $290.05 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $383.47 million for the year, compared to $336.63 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$995.7 million, compared to -$677.75 million, and Free Cash flow was $-612.24 million compared to the prior year’s $-341.12 million.

Liberty Property Trust (LPT) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.17, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.52, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.79 and a Debt to EBITDA of 6.19. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 2.64, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 2 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.3.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 6/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 38.39, a Net Margin of 61.63, a ROE of 12.41, and a ROC of 80.58.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for LPT, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 2.51 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.79. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for LPT is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 2.21. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is -1.33.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for LPT is sitting at 6.03, while its Current Ratio is 6.03. This stock’s PB Ratio is 2.51, its PS Ratio is 13.24 and its PE Ratio without NRI is 43.95. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 33.02, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 29.11 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 29.11.