Saul Centers (BFS) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Saul Centers earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.2886678737868 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

BFS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Saul Centers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Saul Centers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Raymond James Financial reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Saul Centers in a research note on Monday.

Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) opened at $62.03 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,401.38, a P/E ratio of 20.31, a PEG ratio of 3.97 and a beta of 0.72. Saul Centers has a one year low of $55.86 and a one year high of $68.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.62, a quick ratio of 2.68 and a current ratio of 2.68.

In related news, VP Steven N. Corey sold 11,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.26, for a total value of $711,675.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Patrick F. Noonan sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.15, for a total value of $305,750.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 47,355 shares of company stock valued at $2,980,986. Company insiders own 48.80% of the company’s stock.

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Saul Centers Company Profile

Saul Centers, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust. The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership, management and development of income-producing properties. It operates through two segments: Shopping Centers and Mixed-Use Properties. The Company, which conducts all of its activities through its subsidiaries, the Saul Holdings Limited Partnership (Operating Partnership) and Subsidiary Partnerships, engages in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, renovation, expansion, development and financing of community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-used properties in the Washington, District of Columbia/Baltimore metropolitan area.

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