News stories about Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alexandria Real Estate Equities earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8418354418001 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) traded down $0.16 on Friday, hitting $126.79. The stock had a trading volume of 158,341 shares, compared to its average volume of 507,161. The company has a current ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap of $12,151.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.48, a PEG ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.85. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a 12-month low of $105.74 and a 12-month high of $128.29.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.51 by ($0.96). The company had revenue of $285.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $286.11 million. Alexandria Real Estate Equities had a return on equity of 3.69% and a net margin of 13.21%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Alexandria Real Estate Equities will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ARE has been the subject of several recent research reports. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Alexandria Real Estate Equities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub raised Alexandria Real Estate Equities from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation raised their price objective on Alexandria Real Estate Equities from $129.00 to $133.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.17.

In other news, CEO Joel S. Marcus sold 25,000 shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $118.99, for a total value of $2,974,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 664,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,061,239.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Thomas J. Andrews sold 5,000 shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.81, for a total value of $639,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 136,916 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,499,233.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 45,000 shares of company stock valued at $5,445,050. 1.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities Company Profile

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc is a real estate investment (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of providing space for lease to the life science and technology industries. It focuses on collaborative life science and technology campuses. It develops urban cluster campuses and ecosystems.

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