News articles about Vereit (NYSE:VER) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vereit earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4551200738113 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Shares of Vereit (VER) traded down $0.09 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $7.42. 5,274,244 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,116,511. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,230.00, a P/E ratio of -57.08 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a current ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. Vereit has a 1-year low of $7.39 and a 1-year high of $9.12.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.138 dividend. This represents a $0.55 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Vereit’s payout ratio is -423.08%.
A number of research analysts have commented on VER shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Vereit from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vereit from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating on shares of Vereit in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.42.
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Vereit Company Profile
VEREIT, Inc is a full-service real estate operating company. The Company owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets. It operates through two segments: real estate investment (REI) segment and its investment management segment, Cole Capital.
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