Headlines about STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. STAG Industrial earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9727258755457 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- The 20 most Instagrammed car brands (msn.com)
- STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE:STAG): A Look at the Health & Margins (parkcitycaller.com)
- GBL – The toxic paint-stripper that’s staining clubland (mixmag.net)
- Head to Head Survey: STAG Industrial (STAG) versus Retail Opportunity Investments (ROIC) (americanbankingnews.com)
STAG Industrial opened at $26.64 on Friday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. STAG Industrial has a 12-month low of $22.42 and a 12-month high of $28.95. The stock has a market cap of $2.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.21 and a beta of 1.08.
The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of $0.1183 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.33%. STAG Industrial’s payout ratio is 84.02%.
A number of research firms recently commented on STAG. Zacks Investment Research raised STAG Industrial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 target price on shares of STAG Industrial in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on STAG Industrial from $30.00 to $27.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 19th. ValuEngine raised STAG Industrial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, DA Davidson reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of STAG Industrial in a research note on Friday, February 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $29.19.
STAG Industrial Company Profile
STAG Industrial, Inc is an industrial real estate operating company focused on the acquisition and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2017, the Company owned 356 buildings in 37 states with approximately 70.2 million rentable square feet (square feet unaudited herein and throughout the Notes), consisting of 288 warehouse/distribution buildings, 52 light manufacturing buildings, 14 flex/office buildings, and two buildings classified as held for sale.
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