BWS Financial Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for The Howard Hughes Co. (NYSE:HHC)

The Howard Hughes Co. (NYSE:HHC) – Research analysts at BWS Financial boosted their FY2021 earnings per share estimates for The Howard Hughes in a report issued on Monday, November 8th. BWS Financial analyst H. Khorsand now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $1.09 for the year, up from their prior estimate of ($0.35). BWS Financial also issued estimates for The Howard Hughes’ Q4 2021 earnings at $1.49 EPS, Q1 2022 earnings at ($0.60) EPS, Q2 2022 earnings at ($0.44) EPS, Q3 2022 earnings at ($0.41) EPS, Q4 2022 earnings at $1.19 EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($0.25) EPS. The Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by $0.32. The Howard Hughes had a negative net margin of 7.70{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} and a negative return on equity of 0.77{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996}. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.70 EPS.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The Howard Hughes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 20th.

NYSE:HHC opened at $93.21 on Thursday. The Howard Hughes has a fifty-two week low of $66.22 and a fifty-two week high of $113.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.14 billion, a P/E ratio of -80.35 and a beta of 1.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a current ratio of 1.68. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $89.95 and its 200-day simple moving average is $95.27.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. First Horizon Advisors Inc. lifted its position in The Howard Hughes by 38.5{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} in the third quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. now owns 554 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $66,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY acquired a new position in The Howard Hughes in the second quarter valued at about $84,000. Canton Hathaway LLC acquired a new position in The Howard Hughes in the third quarter valued at about $88,000. Captrust Financial Advisors lifted its position in The Howard Hughes by 27,600.0{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} in the first quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 1,108 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 1,104 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. lifted its position in The Howard Hughes by 7.1{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} in the second quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. now owns 2,002 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 132 shares during the last quarter. 91.86{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other news, Director Pershing Square Capital Manage bought 150,156 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $92.00 per share, with a total value of $13,814,352.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP David Michael Striph sold 1,422 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.93, for a total transaction of $125,036.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 25.20{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} of the stock is owned by company insiders.

The Howard Hughes announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, November 4th that allows the company to buyback $250.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to repurchase up to 5.1{21df340e03e388cc75c411746d1a214f72c176b221768b7ada42b4d751988996} of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

The Howard Hughes Company Profile

The Howard Hughes Corp. engages in the development and management of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate. It operates through the following segments: Operating Assets, Master Planned Communities; Seaport District; and Strategic Developments. The Operating Assets segment consists retail, office, hospitality, and multi-family properties along with other real estate investments.

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