News stories about LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LTC Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.3029774161298 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

LTC Properties (NYSE LTC) opened at $43.92 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 8.66 and a quick ratio of 8.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,859.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.11, a PEG ratio of 3.81 and a beta of 0.16. LTC Properties has a 12 month low of $43.91 and a 12 month high of $52.85.

LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.26. The company had revenue of $41.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.91 million. LTC Properties had a return on equity of 11.69% and a net margin of 52.18%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.57 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that LTC Properties will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.19%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. LTC Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 102.24%.

A number of brokerages have commented on LTC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded LTC Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of LTC Properties in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of LTC Properties in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of LTC Properties in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Capital One Financial began coverage on LTC Properties in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price objective on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. LTC Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.17.

In other news, Director Boyd W. Hendrickson sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.07, for a total value of $70,605.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About LTC Properties

LTC Properties Inc is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in senior housing and healthcare properties through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing and structured finance solutions, including mezzanine lending. It invests in various properties, including Skilled nursing facilities (SNF), Assisted living facilities (ALF), Independent living facilities (ILF), Memory care facilities (MC) and Range of care facilities (ROC).

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