Headlines about American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Assets Trust earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.306587035646 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) opened at $37.98 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 2.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56. The firm has a market cap of $1,790.00, a PE ratio of 20.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.51. American Assets Trust has a 1 year low of $36.79 and a 1 year high of $44.83.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.27 per share. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.84%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This is a positive change from American Assets Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. American Assets Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 161.19%.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on AAT shares. Bank of America lowered shares of American Assets Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of American Assets Trust in a research report on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Assets Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Assets Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.00.

In other American Assets Trust news, CEO Ernest S. Rady bought 15,034 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $38.47 per share, for a total transaction of $578,357.98. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Ernest S. Rady bought 26,230 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $38.62 per share, with a total value of $1,013,002.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 267,939 shares of company stock valued at $10,441,454 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 34.15% of the company’s stock.

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About American Assets Trust

American Assets Trust, Inc is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use properties in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii markets.

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