Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
Headlines about Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Property Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9315635872091 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Cameron’s Coffee expanding warehouse facility in Shakopee (bizjournals.com)
- Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Given “Hold” Rating at KeyCorp (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Property Trust: Mixed Bag For Investors (seekingalpha.com)
- Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- 5 Reasons to Add Liberty Property (LPT) to Your Portfolio (finance.yahoo.com)
Liberty Property Trust (LPT) opened at 42.16 on Monday. Liberty Property Trust has a one year low of $36.22 and a one year high of $42.80. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $41.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $40.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.03 and a beta of 0.88.
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $183.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.60 million. Liberty Property Trust had a net margin of 47.24% and a return on equity of 11.37%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.68 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Liberty Property Trust will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Liberty Property Trust in a report on Friday. BidaskClub downgraded Liberty Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of Liberty Property Trust in a report on Thursday, July 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Liberty Property Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.50.
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About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust (the Trust) is a self-administered and self-managed Maryland real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust’s assets are owned directly or indirectly, and substantially all of the Trust’s operations are conducted directly or indirectly, by its subsidiary, Liberty Property Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership).
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