Media coverage about Realty Income (NYSE:O) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Realty Income earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.2134280859327 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Realty Income Co. (O) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- 5 Notable Dividend Stocks Boost Payouts, Including Realty Income Corp (investorplace.com)
- The Realty Income (NYSE:O) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance – Newburgh Gazette (newburghgazette.com)
- Trump Organization’s real estate partner in India accused of $147 million fraud (stripes.com)
- PGIM Real Estate Finance and NYSTRS provide $1.1 billion loan for nationwide industrial portfolio (wallstreet-online.de)
O has been the subject of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on shares of Realty Income from $65.00 to $60.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley set a $56.00 target price on shares of Realty Income and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Realty Income in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Realty Income from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded shares of Realty Income to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.08.
Realty Income (NYSE:O) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.44. Realty Income had a net margin of 26.22% and a return on equity of 5.11%. The business had revenue of $298.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $301.53 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.33 earnings per share. Realty Income’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Realty Income will post 3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a apr 18 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.2195 per share. This represents a yield of 5.15%. This is a positive change from Realty Income’s previous apr 18 dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. Realty Income’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 236.94%.
In related news, EVP Benjamin N. Fox sold 2,276 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.39, for a total transaction of $114,687.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 17,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $883,387.09. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Realty Income
Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 5,000 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national commercial tenants.
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