Cousins Properties (CUZ) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.18

Media stories about Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cousins Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9472733586501 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Cousins Properties (CUZ) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $9.27. The company had a trading volume of 3,600,157 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,703,889. Cousins Properties has a 52-week low of $7.81 and a 52-week high of $9.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The company has a market cap of $3,847.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.54 and a beta of 1.09.

Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.12). The business had revenue of $113.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $113.51 million. Cousins Properties had a return on equity of 8.39% and a net margin of 48.08%. Cousins Properties’s revenue was up 132.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Cousins Properties will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on CUZ shares. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Cousins Properties in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.50 price target on shares of Cousins Properties in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. BidaskClub raised Cousins Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine raised Cousins Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Bank of America raised Cousins Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.10.

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Cousins Properties Company Profile

Cousins Properties Incorporated is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company’s segments include Office, Mixed-Use, Other, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Other. It develops, acquires, leases, manages and owns primarily Class A office properties and opportunistic mixed-use developments in Sunbelt markets with a focus on Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.

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