News stories about Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sunstone Hotel Investors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.0691014553917 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) opened at $16.94 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,790.00, a PE ratio of 26.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a quick ratio of 4.75, a current ratio of 4.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a one year low of $14.15 and a one year high of $17.46.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $303.91 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $299.90 million. Sunstone Hotel Investors had a return on equity of 6.20% and a net margin of 13.78%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. equities analysts predict that Sunstone Hotel Investors will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, December 31st were paid a $0.58 dividend. This is a positive change from Sunstone Hotel Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Sunstone Hotel Investors’s dividend payout ratio is currently 368.25%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on SHO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sunstone Hotel Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on Sunstone Hotel Investors from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Raymond James Financial restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.06.

In other Sunstone Hotel Investors news, CFO Bryan Albert Giglia sold 18,426 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.73, for a total value of $308,266.98. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 229,833 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,845,106.09. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.84% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Sunstone Hotel Investors

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is to acquire, own, asset manage and renovate primarily urban and resort upper upscale hotels in the United States. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment.

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