Media headlines about National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Storage Affiliates Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7847564092859 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded National Storage Affiliates Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut National Storage Affiliates Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. National Storage Affiliates Trust has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.75.

Shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) opened at 23.62 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.49 and its 200-day moving average price is $23.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 90.50 and a beta of 0.76. National Storage Affiliates Trust has a 12 month low of $18.91 and a 12 month high of $26.15.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. National Storage Affiliates Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 800.06%.

In related news, CEO Arlen Dale Nordhagen sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.06, for a total value of $661,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 17.70% of the company’s stock.

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National Storage Affiliates Trust Company Profile

National Storage Affiliates Trust is an integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the ownership, operation and acquisition of self-storage properties located within various metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) across the United States. The Company’s operating partnership subsidiary is NSA OP, LP.

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