News coverage about CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CBL & Associates Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.0814835481821 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of CBL & Associates Properties in a research note on Friday, January 12th. ValuEngine lowered CBL & Associates Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating on shares of CBL & Associates Properties in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Raymond James Financial downgraded CBL & Associates Properties from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a $4.75 target price on shares of CBL & Associates Properties in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. CBL & Associates Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and a consensus price target of $8.64.

CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE CBL) traded up $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $5.61. The company had a trading volume of 2,402,257 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,870,216. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.39, a current ratio of 0.53 and a quick ratio of 0.53. CBL & Associates Properties has a 12-month low of $5.31 and a 12-month high of $11.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $959.88, a P/E ratio of 8.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.10.

CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.57). CBL & Associates Properties had a return on equity of 9.55% and a net margin of 16.13%. analysts expect that CBL & Associates Properties will post 2.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 14.26%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. CBL & Associates Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 125.00%.

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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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