Duke Realty (DRE) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Duke Realty earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.534861718564 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. DA Davidson reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Duke Realty in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Duke Realty from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 price target on Duke Realty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird set a $32.00 price target on Duke Realty and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Duke Realty from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Friday, December 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Duke Realty presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.82.

Shares of Duke Realty (NYSE DRE) opened at $25.37 on Friday. Duke Realty has a one year low of $24.48 and a one year high of $30.14. The company has a market capitalization of $9,035.30, a P/E ratio of 5.56, a P/E/G ratio of 4.58 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 3.23 and a current ratio of 4.43.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.15%. Duke Realty’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.54%.

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Duke Realty Company Profile

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and Duke Realty Limited Partnership collectively specialize in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution (industrial) and medical office real estate. It operates through three segments, the first two of which consist of the ownership and rental of industrial and medical office real estate investments.

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