Media headlines about CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CBL & Associates Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6592805896482 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

CBL & Associates Properties (CBL) opened at $5.54 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $961.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.55, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.39, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.53. CBL & Associates Properties has a twelve month low of $5.31 and a twelve month high of $12.04.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 14.44%. CBL & Associates Properties’s payout ratio is 165.63%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on CBL shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $7.50 price objective on shares of CBL & Associates Properties in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Wells Fargo & Company cut CBL & Associates Properties from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Boenning Scattergood cut CBL & Associates Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “under perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut CBL & Associates Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Mizuho cut CBL & Associates Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. CBL & Associates Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.72.

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CBL & Associates Properties Company Profile

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc is a self-managed, self-administered, integrated real estate investment trust. The Company owns, develops, acquires, leases, manages and operates regional shopping malls, open-air and mixed-use centers, outlet centers, associated centers, community centers and office properties.

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