Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSA) Share Price

News coverage about National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Storage Affiliates Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.764988303206 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group lowered their price target on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from $28.00 to $27.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 18th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. FBR & Co set a $23.00 price target on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.00.

Shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE NSA) opened at $26.14 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1,291.40, a PE ratio of 21.19, a PEG ratio of 2.79 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 0.66 and a quick ratio of 0.66. National Storage Affiliates Trust has a 12-month low of $20.31 and a 12-month high of $26.93.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.28%. This is a boost from National Storage Affiliates Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. National Storage Affiliates Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 650.04%.

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About National Storage Affiliates Trust

National Storage Affiliates Trust is an integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the ownership, operation and acquisition of self-storage properties located within various metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) across the United States. The Company’s operating partnership subsidiary is NSA OP, LP.

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