News headlines about Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Duke Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7878905199258 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. DA Davidson reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Duke Realty in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Duke Realty from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Robert W. Baird set a $32.00 target price on Duke Realty and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Duke Realty from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $27.00 target price on Duke Realty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Duke Realty has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.82.

Duke Realty (NYSE DRE) traded up $0.57 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $25.47. The stock had a trading volume of 2,965,970 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,188,905. The firm has a market cap of $8,860.48, a P/E ratio of 5.59, a PEG ratio of 4.49 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 3.23, a current ratio of 4.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Duke Realty has a fifty-two week low of $24.48 and a fifty-two week high of $30.14.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. Duke Realty’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.54%.

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Duke Realty Company Profile

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and Duke Realty Limited Partnership collectively specialize in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution (industrial) and medical office real estate. It operates through three segments, the first two of which consist of the ownership and rental of industrial and medical office real estate investments.

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