Press coverage about Realty Income (NYSE:O) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Realty Income earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.703747759295 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Realty Income (NYSE:O) traded down $0.52 on Wednesday, hitting $54.70. The stock had a trading volume of 2,296,532 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,755,536. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. Realty Income has a 52-week low of $52.85 and a 52-week high of $63.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,594.00, a PE ratio of 18.08, a PEG ratio of 4.54 and a beta of 0.29.

Realty Income (NYSE:O) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. Realty Income had a return on equity of 5.11% and a net margin of 29.37%. The firm had revenue of $306.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $292.73 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.72 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Realty Income will post 2.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.212 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.49%. Realty Income’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 208.20%.

O has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Realty Income from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. UBS upgraded Realty Income from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $52.00 to $57.00 in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Realty Income in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Vetr upgraded Realty Income from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.60 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Realty Income presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.09.

In related news, Director Gregory Mclaughlin sold 3,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.85, for a total value of $188,320.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 15,986 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $940,776.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Joel Tomlinson sold 1,746 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.45, for a total value of $98,561.70. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,913 shares in the company, valued at $841,838.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,549 shares of company stock worth $593,646 over the last three months. Insiders own 0.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Realty Income

Realty Income Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in in-house acquisition, portfolio management, asset management, credit research, real estate research, legal, finance and accounting, information technology and capital markets capabilities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a diversified portfolio of 4,944 properties located in 49 states and Puerto Rico, with over 83.0 million square feet of leasable space leased to 248 different commercial tenants doing business in 47 separate industries.

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