News headlines about Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Getty Realty earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4606580975768 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) opened at $26.24 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,039.37, a P/E ratio of 22.05, a PEG ratio of 5.99 and a beta of 0.54. Getty Realty has a 52 week low of $22.91 and a 52 week high of $29.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.37.

Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.21). The business had revenue of $29.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.35 million. Getty Realty had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 36.66%. Getty Realty’s revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.47 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Getty Realty will post 1.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 21st were paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. This is a boost from Getty Realty’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.88%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 20th. Getty Realty’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 107.56%.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Getty Realty from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Getty Realty in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. They set a “sector weight” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.75.

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About Getty Realty

Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s 825 properties were located in 26 states across the United States and Washington, District of Columbia.

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