Vornado Realty Trust

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    Real Estate

    A rebound in capacity utilization helps office REITs like SL Green

    While most people don’t think of industrial data affecting office REITs, it does influence the top-line growth of commercial REITs like SL Green (SLG).

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Why small business optimism continues to recover slowly

    Small business accounts for roughly half of the U.S. gross domestic product (or GDP) and jobs.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Fund Managers

    B/E Aerospace spun off KLX business on activist push

    On December 17, 2014, B/E Aerospace completed its spin-off of KLX, Inc., from B/E Aerospace, and KLX started trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol KLXI.

    By Diana Key
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    Real Estate

    Jobs report shows hiring is picking up—good for commercial REITs

    Private sector employment increased by 238,000 in December, while November’s numbers were revised upward from 215,000 to 229,000.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Why capacity utilization is an important economic indicator

    Capacity utilization rates are approaching long-term historical averages.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Consumer

    Why the FOMC meeting will dominate the headlines this week

    The upcoming week has some important economic data, like housing starts and industrial production, but the FOMC meeting will dominate. Further tapering is more or less assured. The taper should completely finish by the end of the year.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Capacity utilization approaches historical levels, helping REITs

    Industrial production and capacity utilization are numbers that get a lot of focus at the Fed. These figures not only help forecast economic activity, but they’re also important inputs into inflation.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    The US witnesses an unexpected drop in capacity utilization

    From 1972 to 2012, capacity utilization averaged 80.2% and bottomed at 66.9% in 2009 suggesting there’s a lot of room for production to expand before we start feeling inflationary pressures.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Must-konw update: Small business optimism hurt by the deep freeze

    Small business accounts for roughly half of the U.S. GDP and jobs.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Why the Fed is remaining on its glide path after the jobs report

    We had some other important data, primarily the ISM reports, which showed manufacturing accelerating. The ISM Services report showed that sector accelerating as well.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Bonds rally on the slightly bullish FOMC minutes

    Bonds rallied on the FOMC minutes, touching as low as 1.93% before selling off and finishing the day with a modest rally.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Rates are falling, but corporate spreads are widening

    The Fed noted that during the October through December intermeeting period, long-term interest rates fell and corporate spreads widened.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    The push-pull effect of economic strength on the REIT sector

    Economic forces that work at cross-purposes are driving the commercial REIT sector. Economic strength is good, but increasing interest rates are a negative.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    The week ahead: Jobs plus Annaly and other mortgage REIT earnings

    We have a big week ahead, with a slew of important economic data and earnings from the mortgage REIT sector. The biggest REIT will be Annaly Capital reporting on Wednesday.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Change in the economy’s speed limit will affect commercial REITs

    The REIT sector uses a lot of leverage. The REITs have to payout 90% of their income as dividends. As a result, they aren’t able to build up big cash cushions. This limitation leaves REITs at the mercy of the credit markets.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SPG Investments, US Portfolio Built Up in Upcoming Quarters

    As of 3Q17, Simon Property Group had liquidity of more than $6.5 billion of cash on hand, which includes cash from its joint ventures and revolving credit facilities.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Boston Properties Returns Value to Shareholders

    In order to qualify as REITs (real estate investment trusts), companies usually have to pay 90% of their profits (excluding capital gains) as dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Boston Properties’ Balance Sheet Position?

    REITs depend on equity and debt for their working capital.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Boston Property Is Flourishing despite Rising Interest Rates

    Although it is a common belief that high interest rates are usually bad for REITs like Boston Properties (BXP), Simon Property (SPG), Prologis (PLD), and Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), we find that REITs have continued in their growth trajectory in the past few months.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Boston Properties Flourish amid Higher Interest Rates?

    REITs have flourished for a considerable period in a record-low-interest-rate environment because they depend on debt and equity for their working capital.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boston Properties Could Ride High on These Factors

    Boston Property (BXP) has strong business momentum and has been maintaining a decent growth trajectory for the past few years.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Lies Ahead for Boston Properties in 2017?

    Boston Properties raised its EPS (earnings per share) outlook for 2017 to a range of $2.72 to $2.77 per share.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Boston Properties Fare in 1H17?

    The growing economy has acted as a boon to REITs, and with the help of their strategic initiatives, these REITs have been able to take advantage of the opportunity and report higher revenue and profits.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Boston Properties Could Be Strong Enough to Combat Headwinds

    Boston Properties’ recent upbeat results came on the back of higher leasing activity as well as strong occupancy levels, which led to revenue growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commercial REITs Have Higher Debt-to-Equity Ratios

    GGP’s (GGP) debt-to-equity was 1.55x for 2Q17, which was higher than the industrial mean of 1.07x. As of 2Q17, GGP had $2.0 billion of liquidity.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Development Activities of Commercial REITs in 2Q17

    Simon Property Group (SPG) had 25 redevelopment expansion projects under construction as of 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Top Lines for REITs Simon Property, GGP, and Vornado

    When we consider the top line performance of commercial REITs, we find that they have performed decently during the second quarter.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Vornado Stacks Up against Peers

    Vornado’s recent development and redevelopment activities have made investors optimistic about the stock.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Financing Helped Vornado Maintain Strong Balance Sheet in 2Q17

    During 2Q17, Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) reported higher year-over-year top-line and bottom-line results backed by growth in rent and occupancy level.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Did Vornado’s Cost Reduction Efforts Bear Fruit in 2Q17?

    Vornado Realty Trust reported adjusted FFO (funds from operation) of $1.35 per share, which beat Wall Street estimates of $1.20 per share.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Recent Disposition Activities Helped Vornado in 2Q17

    Vornado Trust’s (VNO) top-line and bottom-line results improved year-over-year backed by higher rent growth and lower operational costs.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Project Development Spurred Vornado’s Growth in 2Q17

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) reported decent results in 2Q17. Its top line and bottom line surpassed results from 2Q16 backed by higher rent and new lease activities.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Where Does Vornado Stand after 2Q17 Earnings?

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) reported core funds from operation (or FFO) of $1.35 per share in 2Q17, which surpassed Wall Street estimates of $1.20 per share.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Vornado’s New York Office Segment Performed in 2Q17

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) reported higher year-over-year top-line and bottom-line results during 2Q17 backed by higher rent growth, lower costs, and new leases during the quarter.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Vornado’s New Leases Drove Revenue in 2Q17

    VNO posted rental revenue of $626 million in 2Q17, missing Wall Street’s estimates of $633.2 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Wall Street Analysts Rate Vornado

    Analysts assigned VNO a mean price target of $89.52, 13.8% higher than its current price level.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Vornado Stacks Up against Other Industry Players

    VNO’s current price-to-FFO multiple is 17.77x. The company has been able to return value to its shareholders consistently in the form of dividends and share repurchases.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Will Vornado Benefit from a Growing Economy in 2Q17?

    Although Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) may witness lower margins during a higher interest rate environment, it may see significant growth in the near future.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Macro Issues Could Affect Vornado in 2Q17

    Wall Street expects Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) to post flat year-over-year top-line and bottom-line results in 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Will Vornado’s Project Streamlining Drive Net Operating Income?

    Wall Street analysts expect Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) to report net operating income of $338.1 million in 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Vornado’s Revenue Could Benefit from Strategic Initiatives

    Analysts expect Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) to report revenues of $622.3 million for 2Q17 when it releases its earnings on July 31, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    What’s in Store for Vornado’s 2Q17 Earnings?

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) is scheduled to report its 2Q17 earnings on July 31, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Wall Street Analysts Rate Vornado Realty Trust

    Analysts assigned VNO a mean price target of $108.18, which is 12.9% higher than its current price level.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Vornado Leverage Its Balance Sheet?

    Vornado Realty Trust’s (VNO) total debt-to-total-equity ratio was 153.8%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vornado amid the Economic Transition under President Trump

    According to the University of Michigan, the June 2017 consumer sentiment index gained 1.7% year-over-year, standing at 95.1%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike—A Challenge for Vornado Realty Trust

    After increasing interest rates in December 2016, the Fed hiked rates in March and June 2017 by 0.25%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vornado Realty Trust—Development, Redevelopment, and Occupancy

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) invested in developing a high-demand office property in Highline at 512 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, which covers 173,000 square feet.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vornado Realty Trust Works to Streamline Its Operations

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) disposed of its 32.7% stake in Toys “R” Us and Urban Edge Properties as part of its strategy to concentrate on its core business.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Vornado’s Top-Line Performance

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) is in talks to finalize the tax-free spinoff of its business in Washington, D.C. VNO expects to concentrate solely on its New York business after the spinoff.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vornado Realty: A Commercial REIT Thriving amid a Retail Crisis

    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) is selling off its non-performing assets and focusing on its core business in a move to improve its profitability. Analysts are encouraged by Vornado’s strategy of optimizing its profits.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Direct Property Investment versus Private Equity Investment

    In a private equity fund, you just have to put in the money, and the fund takes care of everything else.

    By Arthur Penn
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    Real Estate

    Why September’s rising payrolls matter for office REITs

    In September, payrolls increased by 248,000, which came in well above Wall Street expectations of 215,000. The ADP survey predicted the number would come in at 213,000.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Must-know: FOMC minutes will dominate the week ahead

    Mortgage real estate investment trusts (or REITs), like American Capital Agency (AGNC) and Annaly (NLY), will focus on data that will move the bond market. The most important data point will be the FOMC minutes.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Real Estate

    Must-know: An overview of Vornado Realty Trust

    In early April, Vornado announced that it intended to spin off its retail portfolio into a separate REIT and distribute the new company—cleverly called Spinco—to shareholders as a tax-free distribution.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Week in Review: Bank earnings and the FOMC minutes

    Last week was a slow week economically, which is usually the case in the week following the jobs report.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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