Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SL Green Realty Corporation
Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SL Green Realty Corporation (NYSE:SLG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday. The firm currently has $123.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock.
According to Zacks, “SL Green reported fourth-quarter 2016 adjusted funds from operations (FFO) per share of $1.43, marginally missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.44. However, over the past one year, shares of the company outperformed the Zacks categorized REIT- Equity Trust – Other industry. Also, its first-quarter 2017 FFO per share estimates moved north. Recently, SL Green closed on the joint venture with the National Pension Service of South Korea (NPS) and Hines Interest LP. for a 29% ownership interest in the One Vanderbilt development project. Also, the Standard and Poor Global Ratings revised the company’s outlook from stable to positive. This indicated the rating agency’s assumption that SL Green will effectively manage the development risk of One Vanderbilt. The company is also expected to maintain its current financial policy, with credit metrics improving.”