How did Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) surprise investors with its report?

Cousins Properties Incorporated [CUZ] stock is trading at $25.17, up down -1.64%. An important factor to consider is whether the stock is rising or falling in short-term value. The CUZ shares have lost -6.12% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -12.42%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 20, September 2022, Cousins Properties Announces Its Third Quarter 2022 Common Stock Dividend. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Cousins Properties (NYSE: CUZ) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.32 per common share for the third quarter of 2022. The third quarter dividend will be payable on October 14, 2022 to common shareholders of record on October 5, 2022.

From an analyst’s perspective:

Previously, Mizuho started tracking the stock with Neutral rating on April 22, 2022, and set its price target to $41. On September 01, 2021, Barclays initiated with a Overweight rating and assigned a price target of $48 on the stock. Robert W. Baird upgraded its rating to a Outperform but stick to its price target of $42 on April 14, 2021. Truist downgraded its rating to a Hold and raised its price target to $37 on January 22, 2021. Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating to Neutral for this stock on January 07, 2021, but kept the price target unchanged to $35. In a note dated September 19, 2019, Wells Fargo upgraded an Outperform rating on this stock and boosted its target price from $38 to $42.

Cousins Properties Incorporated [CUZ] stock has fluctuated between $25.57 and $42.41 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $35.86 within the next 12 months. Cousins Properties Incorporated [NYSE: CUZ] shares were valued at $25.17 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 42.47% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the CUZ fundamentals

Cousins Properties Incorporated [NYSE:CUZ] reported sales of 185.68 billion for the most recent quarter, which represents a drop of -0.50%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +27.16% with Operating Margin at +22.99%, Pretax Margin comes in at +28.07%, and Net Margin reading is +28.02%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 24.85 points at the first support level, and at 24.52 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 25.55, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 25.92.

Cousins Properties Incorporated [CUZ] reported earnings per share of $0.23 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.2/share, meaning a difference of $0.03 and a surprise factor of 15.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2022 were $0.19 per share as compared to estimates of $0.17 per share, a difference of $0.02 representing a surprise of 11.80%.

Ratios To Look Out For

Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 7.94, the price to book ratio is 1.33 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 13.25.

Transactions by insiders

The next item on our agenda is insider trading, which has seen 0 insider purchases totaling 0 shares and 0 insider sales totaling 0 shares over the past 3 months.