Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Weingarten Realty (WRI) Stock Price

Headlines about Weingarten Realty (NYSE:WRI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Weingarten Realty earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.857033146557 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of NYSE WRI opened at $27.62 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,562.11, a PE ratio of 11.27, a P/E/G ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08. Weingarten Realty has a fifty-two week low of $25.96 and a fifty-two week high of $35.62.

Weingarten Realty (NYSE:WRI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.69. The company had revenue of $135.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $140.94 million. Weingarten Realty had a return on equity of 18.88% and a net margin of 58.81%. sell-side analysts forecast that Weingarten Realty will post 2.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have issued reports on WRI. ValuEngine cut Weingarten Realty from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. UBS cut Weingarten Realty from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Weingarten Realty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 10th. Citigroup lowered their target price on Weingarten Realty from $34.00 to $30.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Capital One Financial cut Weingarten Realty from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Weingarten Realty currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.00.

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About Weingarten Realty

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At December 31, 2017, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 204 properties which are located in 17 states spanning the country from coast to coast.

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