News stories about Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Realty Investment Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6892585540035 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE FRT) traded down $0.18 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $128.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 347,536 shares, compared to its average volume of 398,829. The company has a market cap of $9,310.00, a PE ratio of 40.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.23. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a 12-month low of $119.37 and a 12-month high of $145.80.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $217.95 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $213.63 million. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a return on equity of 13.28% and a net margin of 35.50%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.41 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post 5.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a $1.00 dividend. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s payout ratio is 127.39%.

FRT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $144.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group cut their price objective on Federal Realty Investment Trust from $136.00 to $130.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, September 15th. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $131.00 to $141.00 in a report on Thursday, November 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Federal Realty Investment Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $140.82.

In other Federal Realty Investment Trust news, CEO Donald C. Wood sold 9,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.44, for a total value of $1,311,156.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

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Federal Realty Investment Trust Company Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

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