Boston Properties (BXP) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.17

News articles about Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Boston Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5121268575399 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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BXP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets cut Boston Properties from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $134.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Boston Properties in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Boston Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks set a $127.00 target price on Boston Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Barclays cut their target price on Boston Properties from $135.00 to $131.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.00.

BXP stock traded up $0.76 during trading on Monday, hitting $120.66. The company had a trading volume of 115,219 shares, compared to its average volume of 827,841. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.43. Boston Properties has a 12 month low of $111.57 and a 12 month high of $137.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,505.32, a PE ratio of 19.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.57.

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.02. Boston Properties had a net margin of 17.67% and a return on equity of 5.86%. The firm had revenue of $655.23 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $654.36 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.94 EPS. Boston Properties’s revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Boston Properties will post 6.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%.

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Boston Properties Company Profile

Boston Properties is a fully integrated real estate investment trust that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns a diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space totaling 50.3 million square feet and consisting of 167 office properties (including eight properties under construction), six residential properties (including four properties under construction), five retail properties and one hotel.

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