Colony Starwood Homes (SFR) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) have trended positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Colony Starwood Homes earned a daily sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2236952959875 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) opened at 37.92 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $3.85 billion. Colony Starwood Homes has a 1-year low of $26.74 and a 1-year high of $37.94. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $34.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.06.

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The financial services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $154.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.39 million. Colony Starwood Homes had a negative net margin of 5.65% and a negative return on equity of 0.81%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Colony Starwood Homes will post ($0.03) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. Colony Starwood Homes’s payout ratio is currently -266.67%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on SFR shares. FBR & Co increased their price objective on Colony Starwood Homes from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Wood & Company started coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research report on Monday, April 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research report on Monday, April 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Colony Starwood Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. started coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $38.00 price objective on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.62.

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In other Colony Starwood Homes news, Director Thomas Barrack, Jr. sold 3,897,220 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.69, for a total value of $135,194,561.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 4.95% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Colony Starwood Homes Company Profile

Starwood Waypoint Homes, formerly Colony Starwood Homes, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company was formed primarily to acquire, renovate, lease and manage residential assets in select markets across the United States. It is focused on acquiring single-family rental (SFR) homes through a variety of channels, renovating these homes to the extent necessary and leasing them to qualified residents.

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