Mark Decker, Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET)’s insider Purchased 30,000 Shares; Suntrust Banks (STI) Sentiment Is 0.91

The Investors Real Estate Trust’s President – CEO and CIO Mark Decker paid for – 30,000 shares of Investors Real Estate Trust, calculated based on the stock price per share of $5.6 for share. The insider shares not a long ago had a value of $167,272 US Dollars. Right now, Mark Decker owns 160,985 shares which are roughly 0.12% of Investors Real Estate Trust’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding firm for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, firms, and institutions in the United States. The company has market cap of $31.59 billion. It operates through three divisions: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. It has a 17.02 P/E ratio. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment provides deposits and payments; home equity and personal credit lines; auto, student, and other lending products; credit cards; discount/online and full-service brokerage products; and professional investment management and trust services, as well as family office solutions.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $46,331 activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of SunTrust Banks’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating SunTrust Banks, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $47.0 while the high is $65.0. The stock’s average target of $58 is -12.58% below today’s ($66.35) share price. STI was included in 8 notes of analysts from October 7, 2016. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 3. The stock of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) earned “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, November 15. Wells Fargo downgraded SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) on Friday, November 18 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 14. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, January 23. The rating was initiated by UBS on Wednesday, January 11 with “Neutral”. As per Monday, January 23, the company rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Friday, October 7.

The stock increased 0.67% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $66.35. About 4.32 million shares traded or 19.13% up from the average. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) has risen 26.82% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.12% the S&P500.

Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. holds 4.78% of its portfolio in SunTrust Banks, Inc. for 206,135 shares. Washington Capital Management Inc owns 54,050 shares or 3.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc has 3.42% invested in the company for 429,205 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Cookson Peirce & Co Inc has invested 2.95% in the stock. Delta Asset Management Llc Tn, a Tennessee-based fund reported 311,960 shares.

Analysts await SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) to report earnings on January, 19 before the open. They expect $1.05 EPS, up 16.67% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.9 per share. STI’s profit will be $499.84M for 15.80 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by SunTrust Banks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.94% negative EPS growth.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $484,622 activity. On Wednesday, January 3 the insider Kirchmann John bought $56,800. Decker Mark Okey Jr had bought 30,000 shares worth $167,272 on Wednesday, January 3. 45,000 shares were bought by CAIRA JEFFREY, worth $260,550.

Analysts await Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) to report earnings on March, 12. They expect $0.10 earnings per share, down 16.67% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.12 per share. IRET’s profit will be $13.47 million for 14.45 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Investors Real Estate Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors Real Estate Trust is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $778.31 million. The trust invests in real estate markets of United States. It has a 17.46 P/E ratio. It is primarily engaged in investment and operation of the the real estate assets.

The stock increased 4.52% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $5.78. About 870,945 shares traded or 74.20% up from the average. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) has risen 2.70% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.00% the S&P500.