News coverage about Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) has trended positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Urban Edge Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.934152550985 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.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Urban Edge Properties from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Capital One Financial reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Urban Edge Properties in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Urban Edge Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the stock. Urban Edge Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.00.
Urban Edge Properties (NYSE UE) opened at $23.76 on Wednesday. Urban Edge Properties has a one year low of $23.13 and a one year high of $28.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,733.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.50 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 7.58 and a current ratio of 7.58.
Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.20). Urban Edge Properties had a return on equity of 13.43% and a net margin of 25.53%. analysts predict that Urban Edge Properties will post 1.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Urban Edge Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.72%.
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About Urban Edge Properties
Urban Edge Properties is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on managing, developing, redeveloping and acquiring retail real estate in urban communities, in the New York metropolitan region. Urban Edge Properties LP (UELP or the Operating Partnership) serves as its partnership subsidiary and owns, through affiliates, all of its real estate properties and other assets.
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