News coverage about Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Weyerhaeuser earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9603965394059 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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WY has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Weyerhaeuser from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. DA Davidson reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Weyerhaeuser in a report on Friday, July 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Weyerhaeuser presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.50.

Shares of NYSE:WY opened at $34.06 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.17 billion, a PE ratio of 29.62, a P/E/G ratio of 4.39 and a beta of 1.38. Weyerhaeuser has a one year low of $32.73 and a one year high of $38.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a current ratio of 2.18.

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $2.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.02 billion. Weyerhaeuser had a net margin of 12.94% and a return on equity of 12.15%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.28 EPS. research analysts expect that Weyerhaeuser will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. This is a positive change from Weyerhaeuser’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.99%. Weyerhaeuser’s dividend payout ratio is presently 111.30%.

Weyerhaeuser Company Profile

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control 12.4 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards.

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