Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vereit (VER) Share Price

News headlines about Vereit (NYSE:VER) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vereit earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8425056251449 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Vereit (NYSE VER) traded down $0.09 on Friday, hitting $7.42. The stock had a trading volume of 5,270,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,380,000. The company has a market capitalization of $7,230.00, a PE ratio of -57.08 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a current ratio of 0.37. Vereit has a 52 week low of $7.39 and a 52 week high of $9.12.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.138 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.44%. Vereit’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -423.08%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vereit from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday. ValuEngine cut shares of Vereit from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Vereit in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.42.

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About Vereit

VEREIT, Inc is a full-service real estate operating company. The Company owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets. It operates through two segments: real estate investment (REI) segment and its investment management segment, Cole Capital.

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