Press coverage about Resource Capital (NYSE:RSO) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Resource Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.1669200594379 out of 100, indicating 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 effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Resource Capital Corp. (RSO) Announces $0.05 Quarterly Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)
- Resource Capital Corp. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend for Series C Preferred Stock – EconoTimes (econotimes.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Resource Capital Corp. (RSO) to Post -$0.24 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Edited Transcript of RSO earnings conference call or presentation 8-Mar-18 1:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Resource Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. JMP Securities raised shares of Resource Capital from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Resource Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Resource Capital currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.75.
Resource Capital (NYSE:RSO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $11.03 million for the quarter. Resource Capital had a negative return on equity of 1.36% and a net margin of 76.28%. research analysts forecast that Resource Capital will post 0.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Resource Capital’s dividend payout ratio is currently 105.26%.
In related news, CEO Robert C. Lieber bought 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $4.56 per share, with a total value of $91,200.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Jeffrey P. Cohen bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $9.26 per share, with a total value of $92,600.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 35,775 shares of company stock valued at $236,737 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.82% of the company’s stock.
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About Resource Capital
Resource Capital Corp. is a real estate finance company. The Company operates through four segments: Commercial Real Estate Debt Investments, Commercial Finance, Residential Mortgage Lending and Corporate & Other. The Commercial Real Estate Debt Investments segment includes the Company’s activities and operations related to commercial real estate loans, commercial real estate-related securities and investments in real estate.
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