Stag Industrial (STAG) Receives News Impact Score of 0.20

Media stories about Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stag Industrial earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5093349121311 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Stag Industrial (NYSE STAG) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $27.39. 293,329 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 686,692. Stag Industrial has a 52-week low of $22.70 and a 52-week high of $28.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.09 and a quick ratio of 0.09. The firm has a market cap of $2,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.80, a P/E/G ratio of 3.00 and a beta of 1.26.

Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.01. Stag Industrial had a net margin of 18.96% and a return on equity of 5.72%. The firm had revenue of $78.14 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $76.17 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.40 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 24.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Stag Industrial will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.1183 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.18%. Stag Industrial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 256.36%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on STAG. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Stag Industrial in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Stag Industrial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. UBS Group upgraded shares of Stag Industrial from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $21.00 to $28.00 in a report on Friday, September 8th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Stag Industrial from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Stag Industrial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Stag Industrial presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.50.

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Stag Industrial Company Profile

STAG Industrial, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the acquisition, ownership, and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties across the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 314 buildings in 37 states with approximately 60.9 million rentable square feet, consisting of 243 warehouse/distribution buildings, 54 light manufacturing buildings, 16 flex/office buildings, and one building in redevelopment.

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