Press coverage about VEREIT (NYSE:VER) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VEREIT earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.4457240597704 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on VER shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of VEREIT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub cut shares of VEREIT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of VEREIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of VEREIT in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.81.
VEREIT (NYSE:VER) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $8.06. 1,410,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,170,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. VEREIT has a 1 year low of $7.44 and a 1 year high of $9.12. The company has a market cap of $7,850.00, a PE ratio of 10.97 and a beta of 0.76.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.138 dividend. This represents a $0.55 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. VEREIT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -423.08%.
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VEREIT, Inc is a full-service real estate operating company. The Company operates through two business segments: real estate investment (REI) segment and investment management segment, Cole Capital. As of December 31, 2016, through its REI segment, the Company owned and managed a portfolio of 4,142 retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate properties with an aggregate of 93.3 million square feet, which are located in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
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