Media stories about American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Assets Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.3423502420581 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

AAT has been the subject of several analyst reports. Bank of America downgraded shares of American Assets Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company. in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of American Assets Trust in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Assets Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.00.

Shares of American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $32.75. 59,405 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 172,256. American Assets Trust has a fifty-two week low of $32.30 and a fifty-two week high of $44.83. The company has a current ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 2.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56. The company has a market capitalization of $1,550.97, a PE ratio of 49.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.40.

In related news, CEO Ernest S. Rady acquired 2,334 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $39.23 per share, for a total transaction of $91,562.82. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Ernest S. Rady acquired 40,167 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of $39.34 per share, for a total transaction of $1,580,169.78. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 156,554 shares of company stock worth $6,121,031. Company insiders own 34.15% of the company’s stock.

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About American Assets Trust

American Assets Trust, Inc is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops retail, office, multifamily and mixed-use properties in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii markets.

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