American Campus Communities (ACC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. American Campus Communities earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5267496047214 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) opened at $38.53 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $5,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 96.33, a PEG ratio of 12.22 and a beta of 0.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.72. American Campus Communities has a fifty-two week low of $38.29 and a fifty-two week high of $51.70.

American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by ($0.46). American Campus Communities had a return on equity of 1.58% and a net margin of 7.16%. research analysts forecast that American Campus Communities will post 2.31 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on ACC. Citigroup restated a “neutral” rating on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Campus Communities from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Monday, September 25th. B. Riley set a $50.00 target price on shares of American Campus Communities and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Argus upgraded shares of American Campus Communities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. American Campus Communities presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.50.

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American Campus Communities Company Profile

American Campus Communities, Inc is a self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments include Wholly-Owned Properties, On-Campus Participating Properties, Development Services, and Property Management Services. It is engaged in the acquisition, design, financing, development, construction management, leasing and management of student housing properties.

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