Headlines about Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Property Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.1519924745927 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- $169.45 Million in Sales Expected for Liberty Property Trust (LPT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Property Vends Suburban Offices (finance.yahoo.com)
- Liberty Property sells suburban Philadelphia office properties for $106.9M (seekingalpha.com)
- Liberty Property Trust Sells Suburban Philadelphia Office Properties for $106.9 Million (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) Delivered A Better ROE Than The Industry, Here’s Why (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts have recently commented on LPT shares. SunTrust Banks set a $43.00 target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Property Trust in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $43.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.57.
Shares of Liberty Property Trust (LPT) traded down $0.18 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $39.80. 1,138,730 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 985,278. The company has a market cap of $5,927.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.84, a PEG ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.78. Liberty Property Trust has a 1-year low of $37.53 and a 1-year high of $45.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $192.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $173.02 million. Liberty Property Trust had a net margin of 37.90% and a return on equity of 8.59%. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.41 EPS. analysts predict that Liberty Property Trust will post 2.59 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.02%. Liberty Property Trust’s payout ratio is 83.77%.
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Liberty Property Trust Company Profile
Liberty Property Trust (the Trust) is a self-administered and self-managed Maryland real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust’s assets are owned directly or indirectly, and substantially all of the Trust’s operations are conducted directly or indirectly, by its subsidiary, Liberty Property Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership).
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