Safehold Inc. (NYSE:SAFE) – Investment analysts at Truist Financial boosted their Q2 2022 earnings estimates for shares of Safehold in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, January 18th. Truist Financial analyst K. Kim now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.43 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.40. Truist Financial also issued estimates for Safehold’s Q3 2022 earnings at $0.47 EPS, Q4 2022 earnings at $0.49 EPS, FY2022 earnings at $1.81 EPS, FY2023 earnings at $2.12 EPS, FY2024 earnings at $2.38 EPS, FY2025 earnings at $2.63 EPS and FY2026 earnings at $2.83 EPS.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Safehold from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, December 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $85.41.
Safehold stock opened at $68.48 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $3.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 53.92 and a beta of -0.27. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $73.20. Safehold has a 1 year low of $66.36 and a 1 year high of $95.29. Safehold (NYSE:SAFE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 21st. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.03. Safehold had a net margin of 38.37% and a return on equity of 4.57%. The company had revenue of $47.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.12 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.28 EPS.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 3rd were paid a $0.17 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 31st. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.99%. Safehold’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.54%.
In other news, major shareholder Istar Inc. bought 6,287 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $79.51 per share, with a total value of $499,879.37. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Over the last three months, insiders bought 250,029 shares of company stock worth $18,437,190. 1.34% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SAFE. NewEdge Wealth LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Safehold by 154.9% during the third quarter. NewEdge Wealth LLC now owns 1,277,803 shares of the company’s stock worth $91,861,000 after purchasing an additional 776,597 shares during the period. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD boosted its holdings in shares of Safehold by 35.6% during the second quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 892,404 shares of the company’s stock worth $70,054,000 after purchasing an additional 234,517 shares during the period. Hood River Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Safehold during the third quarter worth approximately $16,143,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in Safehold by 21.8% in the third quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,092,787 shares of the company’s stock valued at $78,560,000 after acquiring an additional 195,805 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Safehold by 7.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,527,374 shares of the company’s stock valued at $198,399,000 after acquiring an additional 178,443 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 25.61% of the company’s stock.
Safehold Company Profile
Safehold Inc operates as a real estate investment trust, which focuses on acquiring, owning, managing and capitalizing ground leases. It seeks to provide safe & growing income, as well as capital appreciation to shareholders by building a diversified portfolio of ground leases. The firm’s property is generally leased on a triple net basis with the tenant responsible for taxes, maintenance and insurance, as well as all operating costs and capital expenditures.
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