Media headlines about Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8911586321662 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several analysts have recently weighed in on WRE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.50.

Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) opened at $28.59 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2,264.50, a P/E ratio of 95.30, a PEG ratio of 15.55 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a 12-month low of $28.56 and a 12-month high of $33.96.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.42). Washington Real Estate Investment Trust had a net margin of 3.40% and a return on equity of 0.99%. research analysts expect that Washington Real Estate Investment Trust will post 1.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.20%. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 400.00%.

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Company Profile

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of the ownership and operation of real property in the greater Washington metro region. The Company owns a diversified portfolio of office buildings, multifamily buildings and retail centers.

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