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NYSE:BFS

Saul Centers - BFS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$49.25
+0.16 (+0.33%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$49.09
$49.88
50-Day Range
$42.36
$52.62
52-Week Range
$41.73
$56.22
Volume
25,260 shs
Average Volume
30,824 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.18 billion
P/E Ratio
28.80
Dividend Yield
4.81%
Price Target
$54.50

Saul Centers MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.33 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.7% Upside
$54.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
1.61% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.22mentions of Saul Centers in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$64,750 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
1.92%
From $3.13 to $3.19 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.30 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

502nd out of 920 stocks

Real Estate Investment Trusts Industry

97th out of 194 stocks

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About Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) Stock

Saul Centers, Inc. is a self-managed, self-administered equity REIT headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, which currently operates and manages a real estate portfolio of 60 properties which includes (a) 50 community and neighborhood shopping centers and seven mixed-use properties with approximately 9.8 million square feet of leasable area and (b) three land and development properties. Approximately 85% of the Saul Centers' property operating income is generated by properties in the metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore area.

Analyst Ratings Changes

BFS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. StockNews.com lowered shares of Saul Centers from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday. B. Riley downgraded shares of Saul Centers from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $53.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Saul Centers Price Performance

BFS traded up $0.25 on Thursday, hitting $49.34. 243 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 29,523. Saul Centers has a 12 month low of $41.73 and a 12 month high of $56.22. The business has a 50-day moving average of $47.66 and a two-hundred day moving average of $48.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.38, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.71 and a beta of 1.05.

Saul Centers Increases Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 29th. Investors of record on Friday, July 15th were issued a $0.59 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 14th. This is a boost from Saul Centers's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.78%. Saul Centers's dividend payout ratio is presently 138.01%.

Insider Activity at Saul Centers

In other Saul Centers news, CEO B Francis Saul II purchased 1,250 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $48.18 per share, for a total transaction of $60,225.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 79,352 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,823,179.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 51.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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BFS Stock News Headlines

StockNews.com Downgrades Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) to Hold
Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) Downgraded to "Neutral" at B. Riley
Saul Centers (BFS) Q2 FFO and Revenues Lag Estimates
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BFS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
5/02/2019
Ex-Dividend for 7/29 Dividend
7/14/2022
Dividend Payable
7/29/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Real estate investment trusts
Sub-Industry
Retail REITs
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
80439510
Employees
113
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$54.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$56.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$53.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.33
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$48.39 million
Pretax Margin
27.67%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$239.23 million
Cash Flow
$4.25 per share
Book Value
$14.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
11,582,000
Market Cap
$1.18 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
1.05

Key Executives

  • Mr. Bernard Francis Saul II (Age 89)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $185k
  • Mr. David Todd Pearson (Age 41)
    Pres & COO
    Comp: $769.4k
  • Mr. Carlos L. Heard (Age 46)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $466.34k
  • Mr. Scott V. Schneider (Age 64)
    Consultant
    Comp: $1.01M
  • Mr. Christopher H. Netter (Age 67)
    Exec. VP of Retail Leasing
    Comp: $752.28k
  • Ms. Willoughby B. Laycock (Age 34)
    Sr. VP of Residential Design, Market Research & Residential Marketing Initiatives and Director
    Comp: $26k
  • Mr. Joel Albert Friedman (Age 64)
    Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer
  • Keith Brown
    Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Christine Nicolaides Kearns (Age 62)
    Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Admin. Officer
  • Ms. Dee Dee Russo
    Shareholder Relations Representative













BFS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Saul Centers stock right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Saul Centers in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" BFS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BFS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Saul Centers' stock price forecast for 2022?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Saul Centers' shares. Their BFS share price forecasts range from $53.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $54.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have BFS shares performed in 2022?

Saul Centers' stock was trading at $53.02 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, BFS stock has decreased by 7.1% and is now trading at $49.25.
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When is Saul Centers' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 3rd 2022.
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.

How were Saul Centers' earnings last quarter?

Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.35. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $59.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.21 million. Saul Centers had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.00% and a net margin of 21.31%.

How often does Saul Centers pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Saul Centers?

Saul Centers declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 15th will be given a dividend of $0.59 per share on Friday, July 29th. This represents a $2.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 14th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57.
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Is Saul Centers a good dividend stock?

Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) pays an annual dividend of $2.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.81%. BFS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 138.01%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, BFS will have a dividend payout ratio of 73.98% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What other stocks do shareholders of Saul Centers own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Saul Centers investors own include Mastercard (MA), Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Toll Brothers (TOL), Vector Group (VGR), Main Street Capital (MAIN), Pure Storage (PSTG), American Tower (AMT) and LyondellBasell Industries (LYB).

What is Saul Centers' stock symbol?

Saul Centers trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BFS."

Who are Saul Centers' major shareholders?

Saul Centers' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Principal Financial Group Inc. (5.81%), Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc. VA (0.28%), Brown Advisory Inc. (0.26%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.18%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.15%) and Lazard Asset Management LLC (0.11%). Insiders that own company stock include B Francis Saul II, Carlos Lawrence Heard, Charles W Sherren, Jr, Debra Noreen Stencel, George Patrick Clancy Jr, H Gregory Platts, James Page Lansdale, Joel Albert Friedman, John E Chapoton, John F Collich, Mark Sullivan III and Willoughby B Laycock.
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How do I buy shares of Saul Centers?

Shares of BFS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Saul Centers' stock price today?

One share of BFS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.25.

How much money does Saul Centers make?

Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion and generates $239.23 million in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $48.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.71 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Saul Centers have?

The company employs 113 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Saul Centers?

Saul Centers' mailing address is 7501 WISCONSIN AVENUE, BETHESDA MD, 20814. The official website for the company is www.saulcenters.com. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at (301) 986-6200, via email at deedee.russo@saulcenters.com, or via fax at 301-986-6079.

This page (NYSE:BFS) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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