Zacks Investment Research Reduces Scale Capital (NYSE: LADR) To Hold

Capital Scale (NYSE: LADR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “keep” rating in a research note released Wednesday, reports.

According to Zacks, “Ladder Capital Corp is a commercial real estate finance company. The company operates in three segments: loans, securities and real estate. first mortgage loans on commercial real estate and investment in net leased commercial real estate and others.The company also provides commercial real estate industry services which includes origination, credit, underwriting, structuring, capital markets and asset management. Ladder Capital Corp is headquartered in New York. “

Separately, BTIG Research reissued a “buy” note and set a price target of $ 13.50 on Ladder Capital shares in a report released on Friday, October 29. One research analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, another gave a conservation rating, three gave a buy rating, and one gave the company a strong buy rating. Based on MarketBeat data, Ladder Capital currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $ 13.13.

LADR opened at $ 12.15 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $ 1.52 billion, a PE ratio of 93.47 and a beta of 2.15. The company has a rapid ratio of 94.17, a current ratio of 94.17, and a debt ratio of 2.49. The company has a 50-day moving average of $ 11.90 and a 200-day moving average of $ 11.56. Ladder Capital has a 52 week low of $ 9.26 and a 52 week high of $ 12.65.

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Ladder Capital (NYSE: LADR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 28. The REIT reported earnings per share (EPS) of $ 0.14 for the quarter, beating Zacks’ consensus estimate of $ 0.04 per $ 0.10. Ladder Capital had a return on equity of 0.80% and a net margin of 5.35%. In the same quarter of the previous year, the company made a profit of $ 0.12 per share. Equity analysts predict Ladder Capital will post 0.23 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently changed their holdings in the company. Total Clarity Wealth Management Inc. increased its stake in Ladder Capital by 1.6% during the third quarter. Total Clarity Wealth Management Inc. now owns 60,265 real estate investment trust shares valued at $ 666,000 after acquiring 923 additional shares during the last quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. increased its stake in Ladder Capital by 2.5% during the third quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. now owns 40,270 real estate investment trust shares worth $ 445,000 after purchasing an additional 983 shares during the period. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in Ladder Capital by 34.3% during the second quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 4,070 REITs worth $ 47,000 after purchasing an additional 1,040 shares during the period. ProShare Advisors LLC increased its stake in Ladder Capital by 4.4% during the second quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 29,486 real estate investment trust shares worth $ 340,000 after purchasing an additional 1,234 shares during the period. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Ladder Capital by 3.0% during the third quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 45,240 real estate investment trust shares worth $ 500,000 after purchasing an additional 1,307 shares during the period. 55.49% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

About Ladder Capital

Ladder Capital Corp. is a holding company that provides commercial real estate finance services. It operates in the following segments: loans, securities, real estate and businesses and others. The Loans segment includes mortgages held for investment and mortgages held for sale.

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