Mark Decker Paid for 800 Shares of Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET); Kcap Financial (KCAP) Shorts Raised By 1.91%

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Kcap Financial Inc (NASDAQ:KCAP) had an increase of 1.91% in short interest. KCAP’s SI was 69,400 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 1.91% from 68,100 shares previously. With 68,300 avg volume, 1 days are for Kcap Financial Inc (NASDAQ:KCAP)’s short sellers to cover KCAP’s short positions. The SI to Kcap Financial Inc’s float is 0.2%. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $3.17. About 76,174 shares traded. KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) has declined 20.91% since May 3, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.46% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.22, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Investors Real Estate Trust shares while 35 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 61.84 million shares or 2.58% more from 60.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 11,312 shares or 0% of the stock. Tower Research Ltd Liability Corp (Trc) accumulated 5,531 shares. 14,203 were reported by Stifel Financial Corp. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can reported 14 shares. Stephens Incorporated Ar stated it has 0.05% in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET). Barclays Plc invested in 0% or 19,190 shares. Moreover, Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has 0% invested in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET). Bremer National Association accumulated 99,259 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Strs Ohio invested 0% in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd reported 0% of its portfolio in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET). Swiss Retail Bank holds 0% or 200,400 shares in its portfolio. Hillsdale Mgmt Incorporated has 11,800 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Art Advisors Limited Liability Company owns 49,500 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 2.93 million are owned by State Street. Blackrock has 10.71M shares for 0% of their portfolio.

The President – CEO and CIO of Investors Real Estate Trust and firm’s insider Mark Decker picked up 800 shares of the North Dakota-based company based on the average price of stock which is $5.3 a share. The acquired shares have a value of nearly $4,269 US Dollars. A report ready for use online here disclosed this investment activity. It was disclosed on 02/05/2018 and filled with DC-based SEC. Mark Decker today holds 0.14% of the Company’s market cap with ownership of 181,585 shares. 

Analysts await Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $0.09 EPS, down 18.18% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.11 per share. IRET’s profit will be $12.08 million for 14.83 P/E if the $0.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS 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 $716.80 million. The trust invests in real estate markets of United States. It currently has negative earnings. It is primarily engaged in investment and operation of the the real estate assets.

Among 4 analysts covering Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Investors Real Estate Trust has $9.0 highest and $6.0 lowest target. $7.25’s average target is 35.77% above currents $5.34 stock price. Investors Real Estate Trust had 9 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 17. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Friday, September 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Tuesday, September 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Friday, July 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Monday, December 12. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, December 18. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 2 report.

The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $5.34. About 296,808 shares traded or 0.10% up from the average. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) has declined 11.79% since May 3, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.34% the S&P500.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 11 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $826,749 activity. On Thursday, January 18 the insider Dance Michael T bought $49,900. $15,159 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) was bought by Green Emily Nagle. $29,670 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) was bought by Decker Mark Okey Jr on Friday, March 16. CAIRA JEFFREY also bought $73,350 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) on Thursday, March 15. $19,509 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) was bought by Schissel John A. Shares for $56,800 were bought by Kirchmann John.

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