This is what analysts have to say about Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) after last week.

January 13, 2018 - By Louis Casey

 This is what analysts have to say about Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) after last week.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 16 investors sold Highwoods Properties, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 98.12 million shares or 2.29% less from 100.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Advantus Capital Inc holds 0.48% or 354,252 shares. Raymond James And has 0% invested in Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW). Capital Fund Management Sa accumulated 49,900 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 0.04% or 162,667 shares in its portfolio. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd Com reported 9,566 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.15% or 54,940 shares in its portfolio. Principal Financial accumulated 700,726 shares. Cornerstone Cap Holding Ltd Liability Com, a New York-based fund reported 101,948 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.05% invested in Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 30,802 shares. 65,892 were accumulated by Prudential Fincl Incorporated. Honeywell owns 47,142 shares. Moreover, Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Incorporated has 0.05% invested in Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) for 1.03M shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership holds 0% or 32 shares in its portfolio. Eagle Asset Management stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $51,700 activity.

Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Highwoods Properties has $58 highest and $47.0 lowest target. $51.44’s average target is 7.93% above currents $47.66 stock price. Highwoods Properties had 25 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, January 7. On Monday, November 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Edward Jones to “Hold”. Suntrust Robinson upgraded Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) on Wednesday, September 9 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by SunTrust. The firm has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, March 17. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, May 12. Below is a list of Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) latest ratings and price target changes.

08/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: Edward Jones Rating: Hold Downgrade
24/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy Old Target: $57 New Target: $58 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Neutral Initiate
14/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $47.66. About 316,039 shares traded. Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) has risen 13.20% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Highwoods Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $5.06 billion. The trust engages in leasing, management, development, construction, and other customer-related services for its properties and for third parties. It has a 32.07 P/E ratio. It invests in the real estate markets of United States.

More notable recent Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Highwoods Properties Enters Oversold Territory (HIW)” on December 22, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Highwoods Properties: Relative Discount In A Hot Sector” published on October 04, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Highwoods to Release 2017 Fourth Quarter Results Tuesday, February 6th” on January 10, 2018. More interesting news about Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Highwoods Properties’ (HIW) CEO Edward Fritsch on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings …” published on July 26, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Highwoods Properties’ (HIW) CEO Edward Fritsch on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings …” with publication date: October 25, 2017.

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