Jefferies Upgrades Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) to Buy

January 8, 2013 7:24 AM EST
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Price: $53.10 +0.40%

Rating Summary:
    5 Buy, 7 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 18 | Down: 17 | New: 10
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Jefferies upgraded Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $40.00 (from $35.00).

The firm comments, "Highwoods should be a beneficiary of improving suburban office fundamentals and will likely benefit from 1) positive rent spreads as leases signed in the trough roll in 2013-14, 2) long-term occupancy growth as the jobs outlook improves, 3) increasing acquisition/development opportunities, and 4) attractive debt refinancing. Additionally, HIW offers an attractive 5% dividend."

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Shares of Highwoods Properties Inc. closed at $34.33 yesterday.

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