Saul Centers (BFS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Saul Centers earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.9272722260943 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

BFS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Saul Centers in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised Saul Centers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th.

Saul Centers (NYSE BFS) opened at $61.75 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,352.32, a P/E ratio of 37.88, a PEG ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 0.72. Saul Centers has a 52 week low of $55.86 and a 52 week high of $67.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.62, a quick ratio of 2.68 and a current ratio of 2.68.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This is a boost from Saul Centers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%. Saul Centers’s dividend payout ratio is currently 125.15%.

In related news, insider James Page Lansdale sold 11,027 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.06, for a total value of $706,389.62. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 11,627 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $744,825.62. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Christopher Netter sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.31, for a total value of $253,240.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 37,249 shares of company stock worth $2,358,101. Insiders own 48.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Saul Centers

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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