BlackRock Fund Advisors recently announced the acquisition of new stake in Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG). The institutional investor has increased its shareholding in the Real Estate company by 10.43% to 22.27 million shares with purchase of 2.1 million shares. This fresh investment now brings its stake to 7.29% valued currently at $1.39 billion. In addition, Cohen & Steers Capital Management.. raised its holdings by 2.91 million to 19.02 million shares. And Geode Capital Management LLC has lifted its position by 3.69% or 0.23 million shares – to 6.6 million shares.

With over 3.47 million Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) shares trading Tuesday and a closing price of $67.20 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $233.48 million. The shares have shown a negative weekly performance of -2.11% and its price on 09/01/20 lost nearly -0.96%. Currently, there are 305.88M common shares owned by the public and among those 304.35M shares have been available to trade.

An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 15 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for SPG have a consensus price objective of $80.21. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $120.00 and a low of $62.00 should the stock experience a downside. Incidentally, analysts’ outlook for the Simon Property Group Inc. stock is 2.50 for the next 12 months. The average price target is 21.99% above its last price level and an upside to the estimated low will see the stock lose -8.39% over that period. But an upside of 44.0% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while mean target price for the stock is $77.50.

Insiders at the company have transacted a total of 35 times over the past 12 months, according to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 26 of these insider trades were purchases, accounting for 416,408 shares. Insider sales of the common stock occurred on 9 occasions, with total insider shares sold totaling 8,859 shares.

The top 3 mutual fund holders in Simon Property Group Inc. are Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, and Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (Glob. Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund owns 13.69 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $853.66 million. The company sold 69141.0 shares recently to bring their total holdings to about 4.48% of the shares outstanding. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index sold 4222.0 shares to see its total holdings shrink to 8.71 million shares valued at over $543.02 million and representing 2.85% of the shares outstanding. Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (Glob sold -0.27 million shares to bring its total holdings to over 6.56 million shares at a value of $408.76 million. Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (Glob now owns shares totaling to 2.14% of the shares outstanding.

Shares of Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) opened at $66.65, down -$1.2 from a prior closing price of $67.85. However, the script later closed the day at $67.20, down -0.96%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of -2.11% and -7.79% over the past three months. SPG shares are trading -54.89% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance down to -55.05% lower. It has a 12-month low price of $42.25 and touched a high of $163.60 over the same period. Currently, 3.47 million shares have been traded, compared to an average intraday trading volume of 7.62 million shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by 1.91%, 3.32%, and -28.85% respectively.

Institutional ownership of Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) shares accounts for 91.50% of the company’s 305.88M shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 39.68%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 52.86% and 1.19% respectively.

It has a market capitalization of $19.89B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.34. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 11.80, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $5.69. The company has a PEG of 1.37 and the debt-to-equity ratio at 13.72. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 3.81% over the week and 4.41% over the month.

Analysts forecast that Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) will achieve an EPS of $Simon Property Group, Inc. for the current quarter, $67.20 for the next quarter and $Stocks for Type. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $Procter & Gamble Company (The) while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, In. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $SPDR Series Trust SPDR Portfoli a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to decrease by -13.40%, and 18.92% over the next financial year. EPS should shrink at an annualized rate of 8.60% over the next five years, compared to 9.00% over the past 5-year period.

If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 15 brokerage firm advisors rate Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) as a “Moderate Buy” at a consensus score of 2.50. Specifically, 7 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 8 of the 15 advise that investors “hold,” and 0 rated it as a “Sell.”

Looking at the support for the SPG, a number of firms have released research notes about the stock. Goldman stated their Buy rating for the stock in a research note on July 01, 2020, with the firm’s price target at $94. Compass Point coverage for the Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) stock in a research note released on June 04, 2020 offered a Buy rating with a price target of $120. Wells Fargo was of a view on May 07, 2020 that the stock is Equal Weight, while BofA/Merrill gave the stock Neutral rating on April 14, 2020, issuing a price target of. Deutsche Bank on their part issued Buy rating on March 18, 2020.