Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact National Retail Properties (NNN) Share Price

Media stories about National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. National Retail Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5270921898113 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on NNN. B. Riley set a $47.00 price target on shares of National Retail Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $45.00 price target on shares of National Retail Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of National Retail Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.50.

Shares of National Retail Properties stock opened at $38.68 on Tuesday. National Retail Properties has a 52-week low of $36.25 and a 52-week high of $45.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,875.80, a P/E ratio of 15.23, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.27. The company has a current ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by ($0.01). National Retail Properties had a net margin of 45.30% and a return on equity of 8.52%. The firm had revenue of $150.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $148.46 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that National Retail Properties will post 2.64 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a $0.475 dividend. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.91%. National Retail Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 74.80%.

In related news, EVP Stephen A. Horn, Jr. sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.64, for a total value of $451,680.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 102,433 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,855,578.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.78% of the company’s stock.

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National Retail Properties Company Profile

National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned 2,764 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 29.1 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.5 years.

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