Brookfield Property makes big retail real estate play in US

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Brookfield Property makes big retail real estate play in US

As part of the restructuring agreement, Brookfield agreed to not increase its ownership beyond 45 per cent. Brookfield has since moved to increase its stake within those boundaries, and in November 2013 Brookfield Property Partners invested another $1.4 billion United States to increase its stake.

October 2 investment analysts at Canaccord Genuity made no change to the company rating of "Buy" projecting a price of $28.00. Bollard Group LLC now owns 3,681 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP has a 12-month low of $30.76 and a 12-month high of $44.91.

Scotiabank raised the price target of the stock on November 6 changing the forecast from $25.25 to $25.50 and issued a "Outperform" rating. Capital World Investors now owns 5,215,000 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $213,297,000 after acquiring an additional 1,932,672 shares during the period. The stock saw a rise in short interest from October 13, 2017 to October 31, 2017 of 13.48%. Private Trust Co. NA bought a new position in Brookfield Infrastructure Partners during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $223,000. As of the end of the quarter Wfg Advisors, Lp had acquired a total of 6 shares growing its holdings by 2.7%. The stock has a market cap of $12,018.33, a PE ratio of 161.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.06.

October 20 investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets held the company rating at "Hold" targeting a price of $35.00. Tuttle Tactical Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners during the second quarter valued at approximately $666,000.

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The company is so far trading down since yesterday's close of 23.68.

The transaction will create, in BPY, one of the largest listed property companies in the world, with an ownership interest in nearly $100 billion of premier real estate assets globally and annual net operating income of approximately $5 billion.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Short shares grew from 101,143 to 117,675 over that period. This represents a $1.74 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.00%. This buyback authorization permits the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

Brookfield Asset Management said Monday that it proposed to buy mall owner GGP Inc. for $14.8 billion. BidaskClub upgraded Brookfield Property Partners L.P. from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th.

Brookfield Property, which is part of Brookfield Asset Management, owns or operates office properties, retail centers and multifamily housing units.

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