Media headlines about CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CBL & Associates Properties earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1384043193075 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.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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CBL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of CBL & Associates Properties in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Raymond James Financial lowered shares of CBL & Associates Properties from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. ValuEngine lowered shares of CBL & Associates Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group restated a “sell” rating and issued a $3.00 target price on shares of CBL & Associates Properties in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Mizuho set a $5.00 target price on shares of CBL & Associates Properties and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $6.47.

CBL stock traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $4.34. The company had a trading volume of 576,276 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,552,998. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.42, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.55. The company has a market capitalization of $745.82, a P/E ratio of 2.10, a P/E/G ratio of -0.82 and a beta of 1.14. CBL & Associates Properties has a 12 month low of $4.00 and a 12 month high of $10.11.

CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.41. The business had revenue of $235.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $246.46 million. CBL & Associates Properties had a net margin of 13.04% and a return on equity of 8.14%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. research analysts expect that CBL & Associates Properties will post 1.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 18.43%. CBL & Associates Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.46%.

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CBL & Associates Properties Company Profile

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc is a self-managed, self-administered, integrated real estate investment trust. The Company owns, develops, acquires, leases, manages and operates regional shopping malls, open-air and mixed-use centers, outlet centers, associated centers, community centers and office properties.

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