Norges Bank Invests $33.69 Million in Spirit Realty Capital Inc (SRC)

Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Spirit Realty Capital Inc (NYSE:SRC) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 955,636 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $33,686,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in SRC. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its position in shares of Spirit Realty Capital by 106.0% in the third quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 6,095,107 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $49,127,000 after purchasing an additional 3,136,863 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA bought a new position in shares of Spirit Realty Capital in the fourth quarter worth approximately $38,319,000. Mackenzie Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Spirit Realty Capital in the third quarter worth approximately $8,215,000. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. bought a new position in shares of Spirit Realty Capital in the fourth quarter worth approximately $16,140,000. Finally, Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Spirit Realty Capital in the fourth quarter worth approximately $12,477,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.12% of the company’s stock.

SRC stock opened at $39.77 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. The company has a market capitalization of $3.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.52 and a beta of 0.53. Spirit Realty Capital Inc has a 1-year low of $33.86 and a 1-year high of $44.20.

Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.04. Spirit Realty Capital had a net margin of 26.05% and a return on equity of 5.16%. The business had revenue of $129.48 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $107.01 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 20.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Spirit Realty Capital Inc will post 3.22 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th were given a dividend of $0.625 per share. This is a boost from Spirit Realty Capital’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $2.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 28th. Spirit Realty Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.14%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on SRC. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Spirit Realty Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 21st. Mizuho upgraded shares of Spirit Realty Capital to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.38.

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Spirit Realty Capital Company Profile

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in high-quality, operationally essential real estate, subject to long-term net leases. Over the past decade, Spirit has become an industry leader and owner of income-producing, strategically located retail, industrial, office and data center properties.

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