Media headlines about Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kilroy Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.737263365073 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Kilroy Realty (KRC) opened at $70.87 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $6,970.00, a P/E ratio of 46.63, a P/E/G ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 0.79. Kilroy Realty has a 1 year low of $67.00 and a 1 year high of $78.33. The company has a current ratio of 1.85, a quick ratio of 1.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.19). The business had revenue of $181.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.03 million. Kilroy Realty had a return on equity of 4.44% and a net margin of 23.77%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.92 EPS. analysts expect that Kilroy Realty will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were given a dividend of $0.425 per share. This represents a $1.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Kilroy Realty’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 111.84%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on KRC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $79.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Kilroy Realty from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price objective on shares of Kilroy Realty in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kilroy Realty currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.86.

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Kilroy Realty Company Profile

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle.

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