National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Retail Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.853248302249 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

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NYSE NNN traded down $0.03 on Wednesday, hitting $39.06. The stock had a trading volume of 134,536 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,048,399. The stock has a market cap of $5,952.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 0.27. National Retail Properties has a one year low of $36.25 and a one year high of $45.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by ($0.01). National Retail Properties had a return on equity of 8.52% and a net margin of 45.30%. The company had revenue of $150.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $148.46 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that National Retail Properties will post 2.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.475 per share. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 27th. National Retail Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.80%.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on NNN shares. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $47.00 target price on shares of National Retail Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of National Retail Properties in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of National Retail Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.50.

In related news, EVP Stephen A. Horn, Jr. sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.64, for a total transaction of $451,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 102,433 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,855,578.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.78% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About National Retail Properties

National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned 2,764 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 29.1 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.5 years.

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