American Assets Trust (AAT) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12

Media stories about American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Assets Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.4366954910974 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Assets Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of American Assets Trust in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Bank of America cut shares of American Assets Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $41.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. American Assets Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.00.

American Assets Trust (NYSE AAT) opened at $37.74 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 2.76 and a current ratio of 2.76. The stock has a market cap of $1,780.00, a PE ratio of 56.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 0.51. American Assets Trust has a one year low of $36.79 and a one year high of $44.83.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th were paid a dividend of $0.27 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.86%. This is a boost from American Assets Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. American Assets Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 161.19%.

In other American Assets Trust news, CEO Ernest S. Rady acquired 26,230 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $38.62 per share, for a total transaction of $1,013,002.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Ernest S. Rady acquired 5,825 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $39.46 per share, for a total transaction of $229,854.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 267,939 shares of company stock worth $10,441,454 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 34.15% of the company’s stock.

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American Assets Trust Company Profile

American Assets Trust, Inc is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use properties in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii markets.

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