Press coverage about Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Weyerhaeuser earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1524897497688 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on WY. BidaskClub cut shares of Weyerhaeuser from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Weyerhaeuser from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Argus lifted their price target on shares of Weyerhaeuser from $37.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Weyerhaeuser in a research report on Monday, September 4th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Weyerhaeuser from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $37.20.

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE WY) traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $35.76. 2,566,977 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,304,864. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Weyerhaeuser has a twelve month low of $29.81 and a twelve month high of $36.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $26,751.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.04 and a beta of 1.45.

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.03. Weyerhaeuser had a net margin of 12.37% and a return on equity of 8.15%. The business had revenue of $1.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Weyerhaeuser will post 1.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.32 dividend. This is a positive change from Weyerhaeuser’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.58%. Weyerhaeuser’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 112.28%.

In related news, insider Rhonda D. Hunter sold 45,939 shares of Weyerhaeuser stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.72, for a total value of $1,640,941.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Rick R. Holley sold 227,341 shares of Weyerhaeuser stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.05, for a total transaction of $7,968,302.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 296,623 shares of company stock valued at $10,452,392. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company is a timber, land and forest products company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or controlled 13.1 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United States, and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. The Company’s segments include Timberlands; Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources (Real Estate & ENR), and Wood Products.

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