News headlines about Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Brixmor Property Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3097382627282 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several brokerages have issued reports on BRX. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Brixmor Property Group in a research report on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Brixmor Property Group in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.50 target price on shares of Brixmor Property Group in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut Brixmor Property Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Brixmor Property Group in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brixmor Property Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.11.

Shares of Brixmor Property Group (NYSE BRX) opened at $18.15 on Friday. Brixmor Property Group has a twelve month low of $17.23 and a twelve month high of $25.34. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96. The company has a market capitalization of $5,510.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.64, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.51.

Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.24). Brixmor Property Group had a net margin of 25.14% and a return on equity of 11.08%. The business had revenue of $314.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $317.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.51 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Brixmor Property Group will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 3rd. This is a positive change from Brixmor Property Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. Brixmor Property Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 98.11%.

In other Brixmor Property Group news, EVP Mark Horgan acquired 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.64 per share, for a total transaction of $52,920.00. Following the acquisition, the executive vice president now owns 56,703 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,000,240.92. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.

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Brixmor Property Group Company Profile

Brixmor Property Group Inc is an internally managed real estate investment trust. The Company conducts its operations primarily through Brixmor Operating Partnership LP and subsidiaries (collectively, the Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, it owned interests in 512 shopping centers (the Portfolio) with approximately 86 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), including 511 shopping centers and one shopping center held through an unconsolidated joint venture.

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