Media stories about Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ladder Capital earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.141779242454 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Ladder Capital (LADR) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- NKF arranges $26.6M loan for Florida hotel (rew-online.com)
- Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) Stake Raised by HGI Capital Management LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
- Heads-up Sell Cue: Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) stock RSI shifts to 67.49 – Nasdaq Chronicle (nasdaqchronicle.com)
- Ladder’s (LADR) CEO Brian Harris on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
LADR has been the topic of several analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.50 price target on shares of Ladder Capital in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ladder Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ladder Capital from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Bank of America raised shares of Ladder Capital from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ladder Capital presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.67.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be issued a $0.315 dividend. This represents a $1.26 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.27%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 9th. Ladder Capital’s payout ratio is 127.27%.
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About Ladder Capital
Ladder Capital Corp is a commercial real estate finance company. The Company’s segments include loans, securities, real estate and corporate/other. The loans segment includes mortgage loan receivables held for investment (balance sheet loans) and mortgage loan receivables held for sale (conduit loans).
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