Boston Properties (BXP) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

News coverage about Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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. Boston Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6616599182633 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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A number of analysts recently commented on BXP shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $140.00 price target on Boston Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Boston Properties from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $134.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $125.00 price target on shares of Boston Properties in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Boston Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $127.00 price target on Boston Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.00.

Shares of Boston Properties (BXP) traded down $0.61 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $125.67. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 664,913 shares, compared to its average volume of 866,212. Boston Properties has a 1-year low of $111.57 and a 1-year high of $137.35. The company has a market capitalization of $19,625.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.02. Boston Properties had a return on equity of 5.86% and a net margin of 17.67%. The business had revenue of $655.23 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $654.36 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.94 earnings per share. Boston Properties’s revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Boston Properties will post 6.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.80 per share. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. Boston Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 109.22%.

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Boston Properties Company Profile

Boston Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an owner and developer of office properties in the United States. Its segments by geographic area are Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Its segments by property type include Office, Residential and Hotel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had interests in 174 commercial real estate properties, aggregating approximately 47.7 million net rentable square feet of primarily Class A office properties, including eight properties under construction/redevelopment totaling approximately 4.0 million net rentable square feet.

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