News stories about Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Armada Hoffler Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.19 (NYSE:AHH) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Armada Hoffler Properties Announces Its Third Quarter 2017 Cash Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
- Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.25 Per Share, DA Davidson Forecasts (NYSE:AHH) (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2018 EPS Estimates for Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. Cut by Analyst (NYSE:AHH) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE:AHH) Downgraded to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Armada Hoffler Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Armada Hoffler Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Armada Hoffler Properties in a research note on Friday, July 14th. FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Armada Hoffler Properties in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Armada Hoffler Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Armada Hoffler Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.92.
Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE AHH) traded up 0.37% during trading on Friday, reaching $13.51. 284,534 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $848.12 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.91 and a beta of 0.54. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $13.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.66. Armada Hoffler Properties has a 52 week low of $12.52 and a 52 week high of $14.98.
Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25. Armada Hoffler Properties had a net margin of 8.04% and a return on equity of 7.02%. The firm had revenue of $26.76 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.18 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.26 EPS. Armada Hoffler Properties’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Armada Hoffler Properties will post $0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 27th will be given a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.63%. Armada Hoffler Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 158.34%.
In other news, CEO Louis S. Haddad acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $13.39 per share, for a total transaction of $133,900.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 252,221 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,377,239.19. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 20.87% of the company’s stock.
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Armada Hoffler Properties Company Profile
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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