Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Given News Impact Score of 0.21

News headlines about Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Realty Investment Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8696756973936 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) traded down $0.40 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $122.81. 258,864 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 354,727. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a 12-month low of $119.37 and a 12-month high of $143.79. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. The company has a market cap of $8,938.50, a P/E ratio of 29.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 0.34.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a net margin of 35.50% and a return on equity of 13.28%. The firm had revenue of $217.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $213.63 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post 5.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.26%. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 97.56%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $145.00 target price for the company. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. UBS Group upgraded shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $131.00 to $141.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reduced their price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from $136.00 to $130.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $140.55.

In other Federal Realty Investment Trust news, insider Donald C. Wood sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.88, for a total transaction of $5,275,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Federal Realty Investment Trust Company Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

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