Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) stock slips, “Hold” rating reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank AG Analysts

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) shares fell in early trading today on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks edged lower Monday, with major indexes retreating from record levels.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.31% fell 48 points, or 0.2%, to 19,916, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.29% lost 5 points to 2,272, a drop of 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.03% rose 4 points to 5,529, a gain of about 0.1%.

Analysts at Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a Hold rating on shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $79.25, above the opening price of $74.34. Kilroy Realty Corporation stock has a 52-week high of $77.54. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) opened at $74.34 yesterday trading between $72.76 and $74.34, and last traded at $73.25, a decrease of $1.30 over the previous closing price.

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) currently has a market cap of 6.76B.

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 762,029 shares out of a total float 91,029,000 and some 66,219 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 45 percent below the norm. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

However, a single day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

Trades for Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) have ranged from $46.76 – 77.54, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $73.80 and 200-day MA of $70.66. Today’s last price is 5.53%% lower than the 52 week high of $77.54.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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