Press coverage about Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6638510080069 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.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on RPT shares. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective (down previously from $18.00) on shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.14.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (RPT) traded down 0.32% during trading on Friday, reaching $12.55. 674,657 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $995.99 million, a PE ratio of 30.61 and a beta of 0.73. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $13.48 and a 200-day moving average of $13.44. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $11.86 and a 12 month high of $19.05.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust had a return on equity of 4.99% and a net margin of 15.05%. The firm had revenue of $67.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.05 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust will post $0.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 19th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.01%. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 214.64%.

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Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Company Profile

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management, redevelopment, development and operation of retail shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and managed multi-anchored shopping centers in 12 metropolitan markets in the United States.

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