News articles about Community Healthcare Trust (NYSE:CHCT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Healthcare Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3808527857753 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

CHCT has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Community Healthcare Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 28th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Community Healthcare Trust in a report on Thursday, August 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Community Healthcare Trust from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, May 21st. B. Riley boosted their target price on shares of Community Healthcare Trust from $27.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Community Healthcare Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.75.

NYSE CHCT opened at $30.70 on Wednesday. Community Healthcare Trust has a 12 month low of $22.41 and a 12 month high of $32.81. The company has a market capitalization of $564.74 million, a P/E ratio of 21.77 and a beta of 0.80.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 17th were issued a $0.403 dividend. This is an increase from Community Healthcare Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. This represents a $1.61 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.25%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 16th. Community Healthcare Trust’s payout ratio is presently 114.18%.

Community Healthcare Trust Company Profile

Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust that focuses on owning income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services in non-urban markets throughout the United States. The Company had investments of approximately $413.3 million in 89 real estate properties, including one mortgage note, as of March 31, 2018, located in 27 states, totaling approximately 2.0 million square feet.

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