Arbor Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:ABR) Shorted Shares Increased By 52.7%


The stock of Arbor Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:ABR) registered an increase of 52.7% in short interest. ABR’s total short interest was 113,000 shares in September as published by FINRA. Its up 52.7% from 74,000 shares, reported previously. With 112,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their ABR’s short positions. The short interest to Arbor Realty Trust Incorporated’s float is 0.3%. About 12,765 shares traded hands. Arbor Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ABR) has risen 19.47% since February 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.98% the S&P500.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a specialized real estate finance firm that invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The company has a market cap of $391.01 million. The Firm operates in the portfolio segment of commercial mortgage loans and investments. It has a 12.19 P/E ratio. The Firm invests primarily in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, preferred and direct equity.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.24, from 0.97 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 10 funds sold all Arbor Realty Trust Inc shares owned while 23 reduced positions. 8 funds bought stakes while 16 increased positions. They now own 20.48 million shares or 1.56% less from 20.81 million shares in 2016Q1.

Benchmark Capital Advisors holds 2.31% of its portfolio in Arbor Realty Trust Inc for 393,783 shares. Salzhauer Michael owns 220,253 shares or 1.28% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 1.2% invested in the company for 1.44 million shares. The Utah-based Wasatch Advisors Inc has invested 0.24% in the stock. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc., a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 50,500 shares.

Out of 3 analysts covering Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. Arbor Realty Trust has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since November 9, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. JMP Securities maintained the stock on August 23 with “Market Outperform” rating.

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