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Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW) Could Be Viewed Differently By Investors Because Of These Numbers

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.40, or -1.44%, to $27.42. Volume reached 43,334 shares, with price reaching a high of $26.66 and a low of $26.66. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Highwoods Closes $203 Million Acquisition of 650 South Tryon at Legacy Union in CBD Charlotte.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the REIT – Office industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $26.66 and fluctuated between $27.52 as its day high and $26.44 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Highwoods Properties Inc. is $2.89B. A total of 1.42 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 875.96K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, HIW has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 650 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 12 BUYs and 10 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 145,997 shares during that period but sold 45,242.

In the most recent transaction, Maiorana Brendan C bought 1,500 shares of HIW for 27.21 per share on Sep 28. After the transaction, the EVP, CFO now owns 39,254 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 22, Miller Jeffrey Douglas bought 1,000 shares at 28.25 per share. HIW shares that EVP, General Counsel & Sec. owns now total 116,482.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Klinck Theodore J acquired of 5,000 shares on Sep 22 at a per-share price of $28.25. This resulted in the President and CEO holding 246,445 shares of HIW after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Gadis David L sold 650 shares at $30.49 per share on Aug 31. Company shares held by the Director now total 3,650.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Highwoods Properties Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.00, resulting in a dividend yield of 7.50%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.70. HIW’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/19/2022 when it declared a $0.50 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/13/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/14/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 05/20/2022. The dividend was $0.50 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HIW in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $37.00 with high estimates of $41.00 and low estimates of $34.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HIW has a high of $47.66 and a low of $26.11.

As of this writing, HIW has an earnings estimate of $0.96 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.97 per share and a lower estimate of $0.96. The company reported an EPS of $1.0 in the last quarter, which was 2.04% higher than expectations of $0.98.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 10 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HIW is Hold with a score of 4.38. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 4 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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