News headlines about Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brandywine Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1053520872921 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE BDN) opened at $17.40 on Thursday. Brandywine Realty Trust has a twelve month low of $15.63 and a twelve month high of $18.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.83 and a quick ratio of 1.83. The stock has a market cap of $3,050.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 108.75, a PEG ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 1.02.
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.24). The company had revenue of $128.43 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $131.16 million. Brandywine Realty Trust had a net margin of 6.81% and a return on equity of 2.12%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Brandywine Realty Trust will post 1.32 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 8th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.14%. This is a boost from Brandywine Realty Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. Brandywine Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 450.00%.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust in a report on Sunday, September 24th. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brandywine Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Brandywine Realty Trust in a report on Friday, October 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.40.
In related news, Director Anthony A. Sr Nichols, Sr. sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.41, for a total transaction of $87,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 60,237 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,048,726.17. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Gerard H. Sweeney sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.51, for a total transaction of $370,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 34,241 shares of company stock valued at $628,301. 1.76% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Brandywine Realty Trust
Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through five segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, DC, Austin, Texas, and Other. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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