News articles about Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arbor Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.802204436484 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of ABR stock traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $8.70. 180,381 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 560,735. The company has a market capitalization of $530.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.36 and a beta of 0.29. Arbor Realty Trust has a 52 week low of $7.83 and a 52 week high of $8.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.22, a current ratio of 8.93 and a quick ratio of 8.93.

Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 23rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $19.67 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.50 million. Arbor Realty Trust had a net margin of 53.49% and a return on equity of 11.33%. The company’s revenue was up 62.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.21 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Arbor Realty Trust will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.66%. This is an increase from Arbor Realty Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 7th. Arbor Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 80.77%.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Arbor Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 9th. JPMorgan Chase assumed coverage on shares of Arbor Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $8.50 price objective on the stock.

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Arbor Realty Trust Company Profile

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. It operates in two segments, Structured Business and Agency Business. The company primarily invests in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, and preferred and direct equity, as well as real estate-related notes and various mortgage-related securities.

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