Cousins Properties (CUZ) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
Media stories about Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cousins Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7674287283156 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Analysts Expect Cousins Properties Inc (CUZ) to Post $0.14 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Cousins Properties Inc (CUZ) Reduced by SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com)
- 2 REIT Picks From Bank Of America (finance.yahoo.com)
- Cousins Properties, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CUZ-US : December 5, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of analysts have issued reports on CUZ shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cousins Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $10.50 price target on shares of Cousins Properties in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Cousins Properties in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Bank of America upped their target price on shares of Cousins Properties from $9.50 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cousins Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.10.
Cousins Properties (NYSE CUZ) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $9.42. 3,315,717 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,699,418. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Cousins Properties has a 12-month low of $7.81 and a 12-month high of $9.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,922.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.82 and a beta of 1.09.
Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.12). Cousins Properties had a return on equity of 8.39% and a net margin of 48.08%. The firm had revenue of $113.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $113.51 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 132.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Cousins Properties will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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Cousins Properties Company Profile
Cousins Properties Incorporated is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company’s segments include Office, Mixed-Use, Other, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Other. It develops, acquires, leases, manages and owns primarily Class A office properties and opportunistic mixed-use developments in Sunbelt markets with a focus on Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
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