National Retail Properties (NNN) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. National Retail Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9664255497797 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

National Retail Properties (NNN) opened at $37.29 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 7.66, a quick ratio of 7.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market cap of $5,552.99, a PE ratio of 26.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 0.28. National Retail Properties has a 52-week low of $36.45 and a 52-week high of $46.34.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.10%. National Retail Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 135.72%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. B. Riley set a $52.00 target price on shares of National Retail Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of National Retail Properties in a research report on Friday, October 20th. UBS Group upgraded shares of National Retail Properties from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the company from $36.00 to $42.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Retail Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $47.00 target price on shares of National Retail Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. National Retail Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.67.

In other news, EVP Michelle Lynn Miller sold 750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.03, for a total value of $32,272.50. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $882,846.51. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Kevin B. Habicht sold 20,664 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.60, for a total value of $880,286.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 125,722 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,355,757.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.03% of the company’s stock.

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National Retail Properties Company Profile

National Retail Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires, owns, invests in and develops properties that are leased primarily to retail tenants under long-term net leases and are primarily held for investment. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 2,535 properties with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 27,204,000 square feet, located in 48 states.

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