News headlines about UDR (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UDR earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7515075616313 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- UDR (UDR) vs. Post Properties (PPS) Head to Head Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- UDR (UDR) vs. Clipper Realty (CLPR) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- UDR, Inc. (UDR) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- UDR Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 3.44% Yield (UDR) (nasdaq.com)
UDR (NYSE UDR) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $36.08. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,036,859 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,453,664. The company has a quick ratio of 5.45, a current ratio of 5.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31. UDR has a one year low of $34.41 and a one year high of $40.71. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,558.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.04, a PEG ratio of 3.06 and a beta of 0.39.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.44%. UDR’s dividend payout ratio is presently 116.98%.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on UDR shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of UDR in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of UDR in a research report on Monday, November 6th. SunTrust Banks lowered UDR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of UDR in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised UDR from an “underperform” rating to an “in-line” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. UDR currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.23.
In other news, CEO Thomas W. Toomey sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.20, for a total transaction of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,127,925 shares in the company, valued at $44,214,660. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.07% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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UDR Company Profile
UDR, Inc is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, disposes of and manages multifamily apartment communities generally located in various markets across the United States. The Company’s segments are Same-Store Communities and Non-Mature Communities/Other.
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