Media headlines about Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Emmett earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7682503790581 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) traded down $0.21 on Monday, reaching $38.36. 898,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 937,044. The firm has a market cap of $6,502.99, a P/E ratio of 72.38, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.71. Douglas Emmett has a 12-month low of $36.60 and a 12-month high of $41.59.

Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48. The firm had revenue of $208.75 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.99 million. Douglas Emmett had a net margin of 11.29% and a return on equity of 2.58%. The company’s revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.47 EPS. equities analysts predict that Douglas Emmett will post 1.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This is an increase from Douglas Emmett’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. Douglas Emmett’s dividend payout ratio is 188.68%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Douglas Emmett in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Douglas Emmett in a research note on Sunday, September 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Douglas Emmett from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Douglas Emmett in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Douglas Emmett from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.13.

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About Douglas Emmett

Douglas Emmett, Inc is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is owner and operator of office and multifamily properties located in submarkets in Los Angeles and Honolulu. The Company operates through two segments: the acquisition, development, ownership and management of office real estate (Office Segment), and the acquisition, development, ownership and management of multifamily real estate (Multifamily Segment).

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