Gladstone Land (LAND) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18

Press coverage about Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gladstone Land earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.7112183218967 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Gladstone Land in a research note on Monday, September 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Hilliard Lyons cut Gladstone Land from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Gladstone Land from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st.

Gladstone Land (LAND) traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, hitting $13.45. The stock had a trading volume of 13,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 61,376. Gladstone Land has a twelve month low of $10.77 and a twelve month high of $14.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.48, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $183.29, a PE ratio of 448.48 and a beta of 0.98.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a dividend of $0.0441 per share. This represents a $0.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. Gladstone Land’s dividend payout ratio is presently 1,767.26%.

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Gladstone Land Company Profile

Gladstone Land Corporation is an agricultural real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of owning and leasing farmland. The Company also owns various farm-related facilities, such as cooling facilities, buildings utilized for the storage and assembly of boxes for shipping produce (box barns), packinghouses, processing facilities and various storage facilities.

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