Media coverage about St. Joe (NYSE:JOE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. St. Joe earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5679041534006 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on JOE shares. Zacks Investment Research cut St. Joe from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine cut St. Joe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st.
Shares of St. Joe (NYSE:JOE) traded up $0.10 on Monday, hitting $18.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 234,955 shares, compared to its average volume of 290,992. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,200.00, a PE ratio of 54.85 and a beta of 0.94. St. Joe has a 12 month low of $16.30 and a 12 month high of $19.90.
In other St. Joe news, Director Howard S. Frank bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.98 per share, with a total value of $379,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $379,600. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Fairholme Capital Management L bought 16,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.65 per share, for a total transaction of $307,725.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 23,230,687 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $433,252,312.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 780,900 shares of company stock worth $14,554,290. 33.83% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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St. Joe Company Profile
The St. Joe Company is a real estate development, asset management and operating company. The Company operates through five segments: residential real estate; commercial real estate; resorts and leisure; leasing operations, and forestry. Its residential real estate segment plans and develops primary residential and resort residential communities of various sizes on its existing land.
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