Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Weingarten Realty Investors earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2242325184919 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently commented on WRI shares. Jefferies Group set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Weingarten Realty Investors and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Boenning Scattergood raised shares of Weingarten Realty Investors from an “under perform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Weingarten Realty Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on shares of Weingarten Realty Investors from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised shares of Weingarten Realty Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.50.

Shares of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE WRI) opened at $28.12 on Friday. Weingarten Realty Investors has a 52-week low of $25.96 and a 52-week high of $36.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 1.22. The stock has a market cap of $3,509.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.53.

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Weingarten Realty Investors Company Profile

Weingarten Realty Investors is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is leasing space to tenants in the shopping centers it owns or leases. The Company also provides property management services. The Company is in the business of owning, managing and developing retail shopping centers.

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