Media headlines about Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Regency Centers earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0069781252807 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

NYSE REG opened at $65.44 on Friday. Regency Centers has a 1 year low of $54.87 and a 1 year high of $70.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92. The company has a market capitalization of $10.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.73, a PEG ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 0.46.

Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.06). Regency Centers had a return on equity of 3.83% and a net margin of 22.90%. The firm had revenue of $274.53 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $269.18 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Regency Centers will post 3.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be paid a $0.555 dividend. This represents a $2.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. Regency Centers’s dividend payout ratio is presently 60.16%.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Regency Centers from $66.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of Regency Centers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 22nd. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Regency Centers in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Regency Centers from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $68.04.

In other Regency Centers news, insider H Craig Ramey sold 1,365 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.27, for a total value of $86,363.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Alan Todd Roth sold 2,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.15, for a total transaction of $149,845.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 8,181 shares in the company, valued at $532,992.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 6,165 shares of company stock worth $394,584 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

About Regency Centers

Regency Centers is the preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers located in affluent and densely populated trade areas. Our portfolio includes thriving properties merchandised with highly productive grocers, restaurants, service providers, and best-in-class retailers that connect to their neighborhoods, communities, and customers.

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