News headlines about Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ryman Hospitality Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.8817603224658 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several brokerages have commented on RHP. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $67.80.

Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) traded down $1.62 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $71.44. 328,893 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 300,400. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.46. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a 12 month low of $57.78 and a 12 month high of $73.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,740.00, a P/E ratio of 24.14, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.17.

Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.38. Ryman Hospitality Properties had a net margin of 13.10% and a return on equity of 43.45%. The company had revenue of $264.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $268.97 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.28 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Ryman Hospitality Properties will post 5.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.80 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.48%. Ryman Hospitality Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 108.11%.

In other news, CEO Colin V. Reed bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $65.98 per share, with a total value of $1,319,600.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Scott J. Lynn sold 3,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.41, for a total transaction of $222,332.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,147 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $283,696.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 8,331 shares of company stock worth $576,523 over the last quarter. 3.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Ryman Hospitality Properties

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc owns and operates hotels in the United States. Its Hospitality segment operates a network of meetings-focused resorts, including the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee; the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida; the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas; and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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