Media coverage about Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Weingarten Realty Investors earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1353003129633 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Weingarten’s CEO-to-worker pay ratio revealed in new filings (bizjournals.com)
- New Strong Sell Stocks for March 14th (finance.yahoo.com)
- Farewell Toys R Us, We Will Miss You (finance.yahoo.com)
- Looking For Dividend Growth Stocks? (seekingalpha.com)
- Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
WRI has been the topic of several analyst reports. Bank of America raised Weingarten Realty Investors from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 1st. SunTrust Banks raised Weingarten Realty Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet lowered Weingarten Realty Investors from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Capital One Financial lowered Weingarten Realty Investors from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Weingarten Realty Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.00.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be issued a $0.395 dividend. This represents a $1.58 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 7th. Weingarten Realty Investors’s payout ratio is currently 60.77%.
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About Weingarten Realty Investors
Weingarten Realty Investors is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is leasing space to tenants in the shopping centers it owns or leases. The Company also provides property management services. The Company is in the business of owning, managing and developing retail shopping centers.
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