News articles about Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ladder Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.998617917398 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Ladder Capital (NYSE LADR) opened at $13.72 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 77.86, a current ratio of 77.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.86. The company has a market capitalization of $1,508.37, a P/E ratio of 9.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.03. Ladder Capital has a 12 month low of $12.82 and a 12 month high of $15.23.

Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $69.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.05 million. Ladder Capital had a return on equity of 9.78% and a net margin of 27.38%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. analysts predict that Ladder Capital will post 1.31 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a $0.315 dividend. This is an increase from Ladder Capital’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.26 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. Ladder Capital’s payout ratio is presently 103.28%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on LADR shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ladder Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, September 4th. ValuEngine raised Ladder Capital from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Ladder Capital in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub lowered Ladder Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ladder Capital in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.17.

In other Ladder Capital news, major shareholder Gi Partners Fund Iii Lp sold 2,000,000 shares of Ladder Capital stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.55, for a total value of $27,100,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 12.50% of the company’s stock.

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Ladder Capital Company Profile

Ladder Capital Corp is a commercial real estate finance company. The Company’s segments include loans, securities, real estate and corporate/other. The loans segment includes mortgage loan receivables held for investment (balance sheet loans) and mortgage loan receivables held for sale (conduit loans).

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