Press coverage about Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gladstone Land earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.8011472420417 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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LAND has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Gladstone Land from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Gladstone Land from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective (up from $14.00) on shares of Gladstone Land in a research note on Friday, December 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.63.

Shares of Gladstone Land (LAND) remained flat at $$13.11 during trading on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 20,552 shares, compared to its average volume of 73,928. Gladstone Land has a 12-month low of $10.77 and a 12-month high of $14.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.55, a current ratio of 0.40 and a quick ratio of 0.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $182.18, a P/E ratio of 23.54 and a beta of 0.87.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.0443 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 19th. This represents a $0.53 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.05%.

In related news, Director Walter H. Wilkinson purchased 4,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.58 per share, with a total value of $59,126.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 9,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $123,170.78. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 21.87% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Gladstone Land

Gladstone Land Corporation is an agricultural real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of owning and leasing farmland. The Company also owns various farm-related facilities, such as cooling facilities, buildings utilized for the storage and assembly of boxes for shipping produce (box barns), packinghouses, processing facilities and various storage facilities.

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