Media headlines about Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Corporate Office Properties Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6219907291124 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Bank of America cut shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.57.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) opened at $28.14 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34. The stock has a market cap of $2,874.72, a PE ratio of 40.78 and a beta of 0.81. Corporate Office Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $27.93 and a 52-week high of $36.03.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $157.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $142.74 million. Corporate Office Properties Trust had a net margin of 14.38% and a return on equity of 5.89%. The company’s revenue was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.51 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Corporate Office Properties Trust will post 2.03 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Corporate Office Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 159.42%.

In other news, insider Paul R. Adkins acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $29.06 per share, with a total value of $290,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 29,465 shares in the company, valued at approximately $856,252.90. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Lisa G. Trimberger bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of $30.39 per share, with a total value of $91,170.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 1,464 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $44,490.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Corporate Office Properties Trust

Corporate Office Properties Trust is a fully-integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, leases, develops and acquires office and data center properties. The Company’s segments are Defense/IT Locations; Regional Office; operating wholesale data center, and other.

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