Media stories about Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Boston Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.6398438656477 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) Board Projects YOY Growth OF EPS Over The Five Year YOY – Morning Outlook (morningoutlook.com)
- Boston Properties, Inc. Expected to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $6.25 Per Share (BXP) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) Expected to Post FY2018 Earnings of $6.37 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) : Stock in the Analysts Spotlight – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- First Week of February 2018 Options Trading For Boston Properties (BXP) – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
Shares of Boston Properties (BXP) traded up $0.40 on Monday, reaching $127.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 382,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 694,425. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.44 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The firm has a market cap of $19,650.00, a P/E ratio of 39.67, a PEG ratio of 3.63 and a beta of 0.63. Boston Properties has a 52 week low of $116.77 and a 52 week high of $140.13.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.80 per share. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.51%. This is an increase from Boston Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Boston Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 93.46%.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on BXP shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $140.00 price objective on Boston Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Argus cut their price objective on Boston Properties to $140.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Boston Properties in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of Boston Properties in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Boston Properties in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Boston Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.80.
In other news, insider Bryan J. Koop sold 5,868 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.55, for a total transaction of $730,859.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 585 shares in the company, valued at approximately $72,861.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 6.17% of the company’s stock.
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About Boston Properties
Boston Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an owner and developer of office properties in the United States. Its segments by geographic area are Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Its segments by property type include Office, Residential and Hotel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had interests in 174 commercial real estate properties, aggregating approximately 47.7 million net rentable square feet of primarily Class A office properties, including eight properties under construction/redevelopment totaling approximately 4.0 million net rentable square feet.
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