News coverage about Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Retail Opportunity Investments earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.5275225080024 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

ROIC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Retail Opportunity Investments from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Retail Opportunity Investments in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Jefferies Group set a $20.00 price target on shares of Retail Opportunity Investments and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Retail Opportunity Investments in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $23.00 price target on shares of Retail Opportunity Investments and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.00.

Retail Opportunity Investments (ROIC) traded down $0.08 on Monday, hitting $18.76. 516,885 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 822,411. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 1.64. Retail Opportunity Investments has a twelve month low of $17.87 and a twelve month high of $22.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,060.00, a PE ratio of 60.52, a PEG ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.68.

Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.21). Retail Opportunity Investments had a return on equity of 2.86% and a net margin of 14.13%. The company had revenue of $67.97 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $68.34 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.26 earnings per share. Retail Opportunity Investments’s revenue was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Retail Opportunity Investments will post 1.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a $0.188 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $0.75 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.01%. Retail Opportunity Investments’s dividend payout ratio is presently 241.94%.

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About Retail Opportunity Investments

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) is a fully integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of necessity-based community and neighborhood shopping centers on the west coast of the United States, anchored by supermarkets and drugstores.

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