Press coverage about STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. STAG Industrial earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1422225428518 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- STAG Industrial Inc (STAG) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- STAG Industrial (STAG) Receives “Buy” Rating from Ladenburg Thalmann (americanbankingnews.com)
- Trammell Crow/Clarion Partners to nearly double size of NW Houston industrial park (chron.com)
- Research Analysts Set Expectations for STAG Industrial Inc’s Q1 2018 Earnings (STAG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- STAG Industrial to issue $175M of senior unsecured notes (seekingalpha.com)
STAG has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of STAG Industrial in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine raised STAG Industrial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price objective on STAG Industrial from $30.00 to $27.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 19th. Ladenburg Thalmann reissued a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of STAG Industrial in a report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $29.00 price objective on STAG Industrial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.19.
STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.42. STAG Industrial had a return on equity of 2.92% and a net margin of 10.38%. The firm had revenue of $81.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $79.83 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that STAG Industrial will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 16th. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.1183 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.93%. STAG Industrial’s payout ratio is 84.02%.
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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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