Media coverage about Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ryman Hospitality Properties earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.1329166863353 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on RHP. Wells Fargo raised Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Bank of America raised Ryman Hospitality Properties from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on Ryman Hospitality Properties from $77.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on Ryman Hospitality Properties to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $76.17.
Shares of RHP stock opened at $73.44 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,888.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.47, a P/E/G ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.29. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a 12 month low of $57.78 and a 12 month high of $78.91.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a $0.85 dividend. This is an increase from Ryman Hospitality Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.80. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $3.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.63%. Ryman Hospitality Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 93.57%.
In other news, CEO Colin V. Reed bought 5,995 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of $75.81 per share, with a total value of $454,480.95. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 3.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About Ryman Hospitality Properties
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc owns and operates hotels in the United States. Its Hospitality segment operates a network of meetings-focused resorts, including the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee; the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida; the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas; and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Prince George?s County, Maryland.
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