News headlines about Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Realty Investment Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1629258805885 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price (down from $144.00) on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. TheStreet lowered Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 price target on Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co dropped their target price on Federal Realty Investment Trust from $151.00 to $144.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $136.33.
Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) traded down $0.59 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $117.22. The stock had a trading volume of 48,164 shares, compared to its average volume of 540,854. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a fifty-two week low of $106.41 and a fifty-two week high of $138.12. The stock has a market cap of $8,586.97, a PE ratio of 19.85, a PEG ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.41%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 100.76%.
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About Federal Realty Investment Trust
Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.
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