Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Retail Properties of America (RPAI) Share Price

News articles about Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Retail Properties of America earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.0172484853487 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Retail Properties of America from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, September 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Retail Properties of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 2nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Retail Properties of America in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Retail Properties of America in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $18.50 price target on shares of Retail Properties of America in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.00.

Shares of Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) opened at $12.78 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.89. Retail Properties of America has a 52 week low of $11.61 and a 52 week high of $15.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,950.03, a P/E ratio of 12.26 and a beta of 0.50.

Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25. The company had revenue of $130.52 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $132.45 million. Retail Properties of America had a return on equity of 7.61% and a net margin of 28.84%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Retail Properties of America will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 27th will be issued a $0.1656 dividend. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 22nd. Retail Properties of America’s payout ratio is currently 101.54%.

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About Retail Properties of America

Retail Properties of America, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns and operates shopping centers located in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 156 retail operating properties representing 25,832,000 square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). Its retail operating portfolio includes neighborhood and community centers, power centers, and lifestyle centers and multi-tenant retail-focused mixed-use properties, as well as single-user retail properties.

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