Media stories about Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Armada Hoffler Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5724744264187 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet downgraded Armada Hoffler Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Armada Hoffler Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Armada Hoffler Properties in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Raymond James Financial reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Armada Hoffler Properties in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Citigroup downgraded Armada Hoffler Properties to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.20.
Armada Hoffler Properties (AHH) traded up $0.19 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $14.58. The stock had a trading volume of 298,421 shares, compared to its average volume of 314,312. Armada Hoffler Properties has a 1-year low of $12.65 and a 1-year high of $16.00. The company has a quick ratio of 10.44, a current ratio of 10.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market capitalization of $655.18, a PE ratio of 29.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.23 and a beta of 0.58.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 27th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 26th. Armada Hoffler Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 152.00%.
In other Armada Hoffler Properties news, CEO Louis S. Haddad acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $14.92 per share, for a total transaction of $223,800.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 267,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,986,937.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 16.59% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Armada Hoffler Properties Company Profile
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc is a real estate company. The Company is engaged in developing, building, owning and managing institutional-grade office, retail and multifamily properties in various markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. In addition to the ownership of its operating property portfolio, the Company develops and builds properties for its own account and through joint ventures between the Company and unaffiliated partners.
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