News coverage about Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potlatch Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8088495227055 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PCH. UBS AG lowered Potlatch Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BidaskClub lowered Potlatch Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Potlatch Corporation in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Potlatch Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Potlatch Corporation in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.80.

Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) traded down 0.31% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $47.85. The company had a trading volume of 559,415 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $46.92 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.04. The company has a market capitalization of $1.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.68 and a beta of 1.41. Potlatch Corporation has a 52 week low of $35.92 and a 52 week high of $49.35.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a $0.375 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.13%. Potlatch Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 73.89%.

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Potlatch Corporation Company Profile

Potlatch Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which is primarily engaged in activities associated with timberland management, including the sale of timber, management of timberlands, and purchase and sale of timberlands. The Company is also engaged in the manufacture and sale of wood products.

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