Press coverage about National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Retail Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.3520542465691 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on NNN. BidaskClub raised shares of National Retail Properties from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Retail Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.67.

National Retail Properties (NYSE NNN) opened at 41.57 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $6.20 billion, a PE ratio of 31.23 and a beta of 0.38. National Retail Properties has a 52-week low of $36.45 and a 52-week high of $52.27. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $40.18 and a 200 day moving average of $41.32.

National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.29. National Retail Properties had a net margin of 44.17% and a return on equity of 8.22%. The firm had revenue of $145.55 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $142.83 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that National Retail Properties will post $1.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st were paid a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 27th. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.57%. This is an increase from National Retail Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. National Retail Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 142.86%.

In other news, CFO Kevin B. Habicht sold 23,499 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.45, for a total value of $950,534.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 146,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,921,313.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Julian E. Whitehurst sold 17,413 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.46, for a total value of $721,942.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 294,826 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,223,485.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 52,912 shares of company stock valued at $2,164,138 in the last ninety days. 1.03% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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National Retail Properties Company Profile

National Retail Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires, owns, invests in and develops properties that are leased primarily to retail tenants under long-term net leases and are primarily held for investment. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 2,535 properties with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 27,204,000 square feet, located in 48 states.

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