News articles about Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust earned a news impact score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3121322544768 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) opened at 32.60 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.66 and a beta of 0.97. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $32.86 and its 200-day moving average is $32.14. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a 1-year low of $27.65 and a 1-year high of $33.96.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 90.23%.

Several research firms have recently commented on WRE. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust in a report on Thursday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.92.

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Company Profile

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of the ownership and operation of real property in the greater Washington metro region. The Company owns a diversified portfolio of office buildings, multifamily buildings and retail centers.

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