News coverage about Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sunstone Hotel Investors earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1452018901813 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SHO shares. Robert W. Baird set a $17.00 price target on Sunstone Hotel Investors and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $17.50 price target on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Sunstone Hotel Investors from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sunstone Hotel Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.06.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) opened at $15.77 on Wednesday. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a fifty-two week low of $14.15 and a fifty-two week high of $17.46. The company has a market capitalization of $3,550.00, a P/E ratio of 27.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a current ratio of 4.76, a quick ratio of 4.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by ($0.19). Sunstone Hotel Investors had a net margin of 13.78% and a return on equity of 6.20%. The firm had revenue of $290.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $284.59 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.29 EPS. Sunstone Hotel Investors’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Sunstone Hotel Investors will post 1.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.27%. Sunstone Hotel Investors’s payout ratio is currently 407.02%.

In other Sunstone Hotel Investors news, CFO Bryan Albert Giglia sold 18,426 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.73, for a total transaction of $308,266.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 229,833 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,845,106.09. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.84% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Sunstone Hotel Investors

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is to acquire, own, asset manage and renovate primarily urban and resort upper upscale hotels in the United States. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment.

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