Press coverage about Realty Income (NYSE:O) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Realty Income earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.2971246182588 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. FBR & Co set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Realty Income and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Vetr upgraded shares of Realty Income from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.60 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Capital One Financial reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.09.

Shares of Realty Income (NYSE:O) traded down $0.34 on Friday, hitting $51.25. 2,509,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,850,000. Realty Income has a 1-year low of $50.42 and a 1-year high of $63.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,440.00, a P/E ratio of 42.01, a P/E/G ratio of 3.71 and a beta of 0.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78.

The company also recently announced a feb 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be paid a $0.219 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 0.00413675859463544%. This is an increase from Realty Income’s previous feb 18 dividend of $0.21. Realty Income’s dividend payout ratio is currently 215.57%.

In other news, SVP Joel Tomlinson sold 1,746 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.45, for a total value of $98,561.70. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 14,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $841,838.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.30% of the company’s stock.

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Realty Income Company Profile

Realty Income Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in in-house acquisition, portfolio management, asset management, credit research, real estate research, legal, finance and accounting, information technology and capital markets capabilities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a diversified portfolio of 4,944 properties located in 49 states and Puerto Rico, with over 83.0 million square feet of leasable space leased to 248 different commercial tenants doing business in 47 separate industries.

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