Kilroy Realty (KRC) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

Media stories about Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kilroy Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.608841163829 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on KRC shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Kilroy Realty from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $79.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of Kilroy Realty in a research report on Friday. Robert W. Baird downgraded Kilroy Realty from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kilroy Realty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $79.00 target price on shares of Kilroy Realty in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kilroy Realty has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $76.22.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE KRC) traded up $0.73 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $68.43. The company had a trading volume of 617,390 shares, compared to its average volume of 643,546. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.85 and a current ratio of 1.32. Kilroy Realty has a 52-week low of $62.91 and a 52-week high of $78.33. The firm has a market cap of $6,755.48, a P/E ratio of 45.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.69.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.85. Kilroy Realty had a return on equity of 4.22% and a net margin of 22.90%. The firm had revenue of $177.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $176.64 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Kilroy Realty will post 3.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a $0.425 dividend. This represents a $1.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. Kilroy Realty’s payout ratio is 112.58%.

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About Kilroy Realty

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle.

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