Press coverage about Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Realty Investment Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.2596791071067 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) traded up $0.56 during trading on Friday, hitting $122.61. The stock had a trading volume of 473,340 shares, compared to its average volume of 331,036. The firm has a market cap of $8,894.99, a PE ratio of 29.90, a P/E/G ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 0.34. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a fifty-two week low of $119.37 and a fifty-two week high of $143.79. The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $217.95 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $213.63 million. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a return on equity of 13.28% and a net margin of 35.50%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.41 EPS. research analysts forecast that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post 5.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a dividend of $1.00 per share. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 97.56%.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 price objective on Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $144.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $131.00 to $141.00 in a report on Thursday, November 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $140.55.

In other news, insider Donald C. Wood sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.88, for a total transaction of $5,275,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

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Federal Realty Investment Trust Company Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

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