Media headlines about Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Armada Hoffler Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5886766333281 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Research Report Identifies Mueller Industries, Armada Hoffler Properties, HRG Group, Casella Waste, Icahn Enterprises, and ATN International with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement (finance.yahoo.com)
- Edited Transcript of AHH earnings conference call or presentation 6-Feb-18 1:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- Armada Hoffler Properties (AHH) Stock Rating Lowered by TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com)
- EX-Dividend Schedule: Armada Hoffler Properties Boosted its Dividend By 5.3%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on March 27, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- 3 Days Left To Cash In On Armada Hoffler Properties Inc (NYSE:AHH) Dividend, Is It Worth Buying? (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet cut shares of Armada Hoffler Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Armada Hoffler Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Raymond James Financial restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Armada Hoffler Properties in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Armada Hoffler Properties to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.20.
Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by ($0.15). Armada Hoffler Properties had a return on equity of 6.23% and a net margin of 8.42%. The firm had revenue of $27.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Armada Hoffler Properties will post 1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 28th will be paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 27th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.84%. This is an increase from Armada Hoffler Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Armada Hoffler Properties’s payout ratio is currently 160.00%.
In other news, CEO Louis S. Haddad purchased 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $13.17 per share, for a total transaction of $197,550.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 282,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,716,850.57. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 16.59% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Armada Hoffler Properties
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc is a real estate company. The Company is engaged in developing, building, owning and managing institutional-grade office, retail and multifamily properties in various markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. In addition to the ownership of its operating property portfolio, the Company develops and builds properties for its own account and through joint ventures between the Company and unaffiliated partners.
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