News coverage about Gazit-Globe (NYSE:GZT) (TSE:GZT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gazit-Globe earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3889365703241 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Gazit-Globe (NYSE GZT) traded up $0.17 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.88. The stock had a trading volume of 19,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,865. Gazit-Globe has a 1-year low of $8.36 and a 1-year high of $10.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,878.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.34 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 0.39 and a quick ratio of 0.39.

Gazit-Globe (NYSE:GZT) (TSE:GZT) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 22nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $191.66 million for the quarter. Gazit-Globe had a positive return on equity of 3.98% and a negative net margin of 45.72%. equities analysts expect that Gazit-Globe will post 0.93 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on GZT. Zacks Investment Research lowered Gazit-Globe from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub upgraded Gazit-Globe from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

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In related news, Vice Chairman Chaim Katzman sold 1,055,758 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.30, for a total value of $67,885,239.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Gazit-Globe Company Profile

Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a real estate company specialized in retail premises. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of properties. Its segments include Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia and Denmark. It focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in urban growth markets.

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