News headlines about Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Realty Investment Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5038954029089 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
FRT has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $144.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $130.00 target price on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $136.33.
Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) traded up $0.13 on Wednesday, hitting $117.94. 411,091 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 548,910. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a fifty-two week low of $106.41 and a fifty-two week high of $138.12. 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 has a market capitalization of $8,586.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.85, a P/E/G ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.29.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be issued a $1.00 dividend. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s payout ratio is presently 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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