Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) Stock Price

Headlines about Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sunstone Hotel Investors earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5929907167267 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of SHO stock opened at $15.84 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market cap of $3,575.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.98, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 1.06. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a 1-year low of $14.09 and a 1-year high of $17.46.

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Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.19). The company had revenue of $290.19 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $284.59 million. Sunstone Hotel Investors had a return on equity of 5.56% and a net margin of 12.53%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.29 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Sunstone Hotel Investors will post 1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 28th. Sunstone Hotel Investors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.39%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on SHO shares. Boenning Scattergood reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Raymond James reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a report on Monday, January 8th. Robert W. Baird set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, B. Riley set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.42.

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About Sunstone Hotel Investors

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc is a lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT") that as of February 12, 2018 has interests in 25 hotels comprised of 12,450 rooms. Sunstone's hotels are primarily in the urban and resort upper upscale segment and are predominantly operated under nationally recognized brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt.

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