News articles about UDR (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UDR earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6567914499369 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

UDR (NYSE UDR) traded up $0.76 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $35.24. The company had a trading volume of 1,680,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,619,563. UDR has a twelve month low of $32.88 and a twelve month high of $40.71. The firm has a market cap of $9,449.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 81.95, a P/E/G ratio of 3.27 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a quick ratio of 4.93, a current ratio of 4.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32.

UDR (NYSE:UDR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48. UDR had a return on equity of 4.53% and a net margin of 12.21%. The business had revenue of $250.12 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $250.37 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.46 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that UDR will post 1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on UDR. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of UDR in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Bank of America raised UDR from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised UDR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Robert W. Baird set a $38.00 price objective on UDR and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $38.00 price objective on UDR and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.15.

In related news, CEO Thomas W. Toomey sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.20, for a total transaction of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,127,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $44,214,660. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 3.07% of the company’s stock.

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About UDR

UDR, Inc is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, disposes of and manages multifamily apartment communities generally located in various markets across the United States. The Company’s segments are Same-Store Communities and Non-Mature Communities/Other.

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