NYSE:WSR - Whitestone REIT Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $11.90 0.00 (0.00 %) (As of 03/18/2019 09:50 AM ET)Previous Close$11.90Today's Range$11.87 - $11.9352-Week Range$10.06 - $14.65Volume18,102 shsAverage Volume370,429 shsMarket Capitalization$473.30 millionP/E Ratio10.09Dividend Yield9.62%Beta1.15 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Whitestone is a community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality "E-Commerce resistant" neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. Whitestone's optimal mix of national, regional and local tenants provides daily necessities, needed services and entertainment to the communities in which they are located. Whitestone's properties are primarily located in business-friendly Phoenix, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, which are among the fastest growing U.S. population centers with highly educated workforces, high household incomes and strong job growth. As of December 31, 2018, Whitestone's total shareholder return ranks #2 of 17, #1 of 17, and #2 of 16, of the U.S. public shopping center REITs for the one-year, three-year, and five-year periods, respectively. Receive WSR News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WSR and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry REIT - Retail Sub-IndustryDiversified REITs SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:WSR Previous Symbol CUSIP96608420 CIK1175535 Webwww.whitestonereit.com Phone713-827-9595Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.72 Current Ratio2.01 Quick Ratio1.04Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.09 Forward P/E Ratio12.80 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$119.86 million Price / Sales3.95 Cash Flow$1.1736 per share Price / Cash Flow10.14 Book Value$9.03 per share Price / Book1.32Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$21.43 million Net Margins15.89% Return on Equity5.94% Return on Assets1.98%Miscellaneous Employees98 Outstanding Shares39,773,000Market Cap$473.30 million Next Earnings Date5/6/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Frequently Asked Questions What is Whitestone REIT's stock symbol? Whitestone REIT trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WSR." How often does Whitestone REIT pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Whitestone REIT? Whitestone REIT announced a monthly dividend on Friday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 4th will be given a dividend of $0.095 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $1.14 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 1st. View Whitestone REIT's Dividend History. How were Whitestone REIT's earnings last quarter? Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.10. The real estate investment trust earned $34.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.67 million. Whitestone REIT had a net margin of 15.89% and a return on equity of 5.94%. View Whitestone REIT's Earnings History. When is Whitestone REIT's next earnings date? Whitestone REIT is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Whitestone REIT. What price target have analysts set for WSR? 4 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Whitestone REIT's stock. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate Whitestone REIT's share price to reach $14.1250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Whitestone REIT. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Whitestone REIT? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Whitestone REIT in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Whitestone REIT. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Whitestone REIT stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Whitestone REIT stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Whitestone REIT is a fully integrated real estate investment trust that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality internet-resistant neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers. Whitestone's properties are principally located in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Phoenix, which are among the fastest-growing markets in the country with highly educated workforces, high household incomes and strong job growth. The Company's strategy is to target shifting consumer behavior and purchasing patterns by creating a complementary mix of grocery, dining, health and wellness, education, services, entertainment and specialty retail in its properties. Whitestone's national, regional and local tenants provide daily necessities, needed services and convenience to the community which are not readily available online. Whitestone is headquartered in Houston, Texas. " (3/8/2019) 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We think WSR’s small shop entrepreneurial tenants are particularly vulnerable to the potential for a recession in the intermediate-term, which is presaged by the flat-to-inverted yield curve. Higher rents are unlikely in the event of a slowdown. As a result of this, and despite our expectation that occupancy could improve from 90.5% to 92% in 2019, our NAV estimate shows little change year/year, rising from $14.80 at year-end 2018 to an estimated $15.00 at year-end 2019. We maintain our Outperform rating on the shares and see moderate risk to value creation. We believe our $14.25 price target is supported by WSR’s continued focus on leasing small spaces to the next iteration of entrepreneurial service providers, de-levering through disposition of legacy properties and expense containment targets." (3/1/2019) 3. Maxim Group analysts commented, "WSR reported 4Q18 core FFO of $0.27 versus its dividend of $0.285 and versus guidance of $0.28-$0.30. WSR lost its anchor tenant in one property, but plans to reconfigure the space for numerous smaller tenants (that on average pay a 48% premium in rental rates compared to larger tenants)." (3/1/2019) Has Whitestone REIT been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about WSR stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Whitestone REIT earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Whitestone REIT? Whitestone REIT saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 941,528 shares, a decrease of 48.8% from the January 31st total of 1,839,899 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 315,481 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.0 days. Currently, 2.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Whitestone REIT's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Whitestone REIT's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Whitestone REIT include Alexander's (ALX), Intu Properties (INTU), UNIBALWEST/IDR UNRESTR (URW), Aventus Retail Property Fund (AVN), Washington Prime Group (WPG), Newriver Reit (NRR), Retail Value (RVI), APN Convenience Retail REIT (AQR), Convenience Retail REIT (CRR), Capital & Regional (CAL), HMG/Courtland Properties (HMG), CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN), FCE-A (FCE-A), Plaza Retail REIT (PLZ.UN) and Scentre Group (STGPF). What other stocks do shareholders of Whitestone REIT own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Whitestone REIT investors own include AT&T (T), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), New Residential Investment (NRZ), CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), Prospect Capital (PSEC), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), AGNC Investment (AGNC), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Blackstone Group (BX) and ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY). Who are Whitestone REIT's key executives? Whitestone REIT's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James C. Mastandrea, Chairman & CEO (Age 76)Mr. David K. Holeman CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56)Mr. John J. Dee, COO, Exec. VP & Sec. (Age 67)Mr. Bradford D. Johnson, Exec. VP of Acquisition & Asset Management (Age 60)Ms. Christine C. J. Mastandrea, Exec. VP of Corp. Strategy (Age 53) How do I buy shares of Whitestone REIT? Shares of WSR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Whitestone REIT's stock price today? One share of WSR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.92. How big of a company is Whitestone REIT? Whitestone REIT has a market capitalization of $474.09 million and generates $119.86 million in revenue each year. Whitestone REIT employs 98 workers across the globe. What is Whitestone REIT's official website? The official website for Whitestone REIT is http://www.whitestonereit.com. How can I contact Whitestone REIT? Whitestone REIT's mailing address is 2600 SOUTH GESSNER SUITE 500, HOUSTON TX, 77063. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at 713-827-9595 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Whitestone REIT (NYSE WSR)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 246 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 226 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 472MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Whitestone REIT and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WSR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WSR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What factors cause inflation to rise?