News articles about Vereit (NYSE:VER) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vereit earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8425056251449 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Financial Review: Brookfield Canada Office Properties (BOXC) versus Vereit (VER) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers Vereit (VER) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- VEREIT Becomes Oversold (VER) (nasdaq.com)
- Investors can’t just brush off: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY), VEREIT, Inc. (VER) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Analyzing Vereit (VER) and Cole Real Estate Investments (COLE) (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vereit from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vereit in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Vereit from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.42.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.138 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.44%. Vereit’s dividend payout ratio is currently -423.08%.
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Vereit Company Profile
VEREIT, Inc is a full-service real estate operating company. The Company owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets. It operates through two segments: real estate investment (REI) segment and its investment management segment, Cole Capital.
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