News coverage about Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) has been trending positive this week, according to AlphaOne. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Saul Centers earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Saul Centers (BFS) opened at 59.58 on Friday. Saul Centers has a 52-week low of $55.86 and a 52-week high of $68.75. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $58.71 and its 200 day moving average is $62.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion, a PE ratio of 38.39 and a beta of 0.75.
Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Saul Centers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday.
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In related news, insider Scott V. Schneider sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.12, for a total value of $300,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 4,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $270,540. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Scott V. Schneider sold 5,560 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.26, for a total transaction of $346,165.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 4,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $280,170. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 20,560 shares of company stock worth $1,247,616 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 48.80% of the company’s stock.
Saul Centers Company Profile
Saul Centers, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust. The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership, management and development of income-producing properties. It operates through two segments: Shopping Centers and Mixed-Use Properties. The Company, which conducts all of its activities through its subsidiaries, the Saul Holdings Limited Partnership (Operating Partnership) and Subsidiary Partnerships, engages in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, renovation, expansion, development and financing of community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-used properties in the Washington, District of Columbia/Baltimore metropolitan area.
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