Realty Income (O) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Realty Income (NYSE:O) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Realty Income earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1439944037389 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Realty Income (NYSE:O) traded up $0.60 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $55.85. 985,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,765,170. Realty Income has a 1 year low of $52.85 and a 1 year high of $63.60. The company has a market cap of $15,737.71, a PE ratio of 45.78, a PEG ratio of 4.57 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78.

Realty Income (NYSE:O) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. Realty Income had a return on equity of 5.11% and a net margin of 29.37%. The business had revenue of $306.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $292.73 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.72 EPS. Realty Income’s revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Realty Income will post 2.94 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a jan 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.2125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This is an increase from Realty Income’s previous jan 17 dividend of $0.21. This represents a dividend yield of 4.48%. Realty Income’s payout ratio is 208.20%.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Vetr upgraded shares of Realty Income from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.60 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. FBR & Co set a $56.00 target price on shares of Realty Income and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Capital One Financial restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “hold” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.09.

In other news, SVP Joel Tomlinson sold 1,746 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.45, for a total transaction of $98,561.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,913 shares in the company, valued at approximately $841,838.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Paul M. Meurer sold 5,603 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.75, for a total value of $306,764.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.30% of the company’s stock.

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Realty Income Company Profile

Realty Income Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in in-house acquisition, portfolio management, asset management, credit research, real estate research, legal, finance and accounting, information technology and capital markets capabilities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a diversified portfolio of 4,944 properties located in 49 states and Puerto Rico, with over 83.0 million square feet of leasable space leased to 248 different commercial tenants doing business in 47 separate industries.

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