News coverage about DDR (NYSE:DDR) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DDR earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.0339354934936 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

DDR (NYSE:DDR) opened at $8.57 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3,160.00, a P/E ratio of -18.63, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.75. DDR has a 12 month low of $7.26 and a 12 month high of $15.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.

DDR (NYSE:DDR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $220.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $218.58 million. DDR had a negative net margin of 18.93% and a negative return on equity of 7.74%. DDR’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.33 earnings per share. analysts forecast that DDR will post 1.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 12th were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 11th. DDR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -165.22%.

DDR has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and set a $9.00 price target (down previously from $11.00) on shares of DDR in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of DDR in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of DDR in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DDR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $8.25 price target on shares of DDR in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.29.

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DDR Company Profile

DDR Corp. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. It operates through two segments: shopping centers and loan investments. It is in the business of acquiring, owning, developing, redeveloping, expanding, leasing and managing shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and managed approximately 106 million total square feet of gross leasable area (GLA).

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