NYSE:WSR - Whitestone REIT Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $12.78 -0.07 (-0.54 %) (As of 05/23/2019 12:57 PM ET)Previous Close$12.85Today's Range$12.69 - $12.8052-Week Range$11.50 - $14.65Volume2,525 shsAverage Volume333,139 shsMarket Capitalization$509.03 millionP/E Ratio11.08Dividend Yield8.87%Beta1.15 ProfileAnalyst 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 Real estate investment trusts Sub-IndustryDiversified REITs SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:WSR Previous Symbol CUSIP96608420 CIK1175535 Webhttp://www.whitestonereit.com/ Phone713-827-9595Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.79 Current Ratio2.02 Quick Ratio2.02Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.08 Forward P/E Ratio13.74 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$119.86 million Price / Sales4.25 Cash Flow$1.2057 per share Price / Cash Flow10.60 Book Value$8.74 per share Price / Book1.46Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.16 Net Income$21.43 million Net Margins16.17% Return on Equity5.90% Return on Assets1.98%Miscellaneous Employees98 Outstanding Shares39,830,000Market Cap$509.03 million Next Earnings Date8/7/2019 (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 declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.095 per share on Tuesday, August 13th. This represents a $1.14 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 1st. View Whitestone REIT's Dividend History. How were Whitestone REIT's earnings last quarter? Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.15. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $29.69 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $31.20 million. Whitestone REIT had a return on equity of 5.90% and a net margin of 16.17%. 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 Wednesday, August 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Whitestone REIT. What price target have analysts set for WSR? 4 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Whitestone REIT's stock. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $16.00. On average, they expect Whitestone REIT's stock price to reach $14.1250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.5% 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. " (5/11/2019) 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "WSR reported 1Q19 core FFO of $0.28 versus its dividend of $0.285. Occupancy of operating properties was 90.1%, down from 90.9% in 1Q18 due to dispositions, and interest expense was up due to higher rates." (5/3/2019) 3. 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) Has Whitestone REIT been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about WSR stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Whitestone REIT earned a news impact score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Whitestone REIT? Whitestone REIT saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,089,714 shares, an increase of 47.3% from the April 15th total of 739,753 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 300,709 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Currently, 3.0% of the company's shares 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 Colony Credit Real Estate (CLNC), Mack Cali Realty (CLI), Retail Opportunity Investments (ROIC), Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT), Alexander's (ALX), Uniti Group (UNIT), Ladder Capital (LADR), Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH), Brookfield Property Reit (BPR), Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP), LTC Properties (LTC), Safestore (SFSHF), Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (HASI), National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSA) and Alexander & Baldwin (ALEX). 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 Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), CBL & Associates Properties (cbl), AT&T (T), Prospect Capital (PSEC), General Electric (GE), ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY), AGNC Investment (AGNC), New Residential Investment (NRZ), SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). 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 $12.78. How big of a company is Whitestone REIT? Whitestone REIT has a market capitalization of $509.03 million and generates $119.86 million in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $21.43 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.16 on an earnings per share basis. 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: 254 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 234 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 488MarketBeat'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. 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