Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Stock Price

News coverage about Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arbor Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7441808218365 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Arbor Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, March 9th. JPMorgan Chase assumed coverage on shares of Arbor Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, December 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $8.50 price target on the stock.

Shares of NYSE:ABR traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $8.73. The company had a trading volume of 146,491 shares, compared to its average volume of 582,549. The company has a current ratio of 8.93, a quick ratio of 8.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $544.40, a PE ratio of 8.40 and a beta of 0.29. Arbor Realty Trust has a one year low of $7.83 and a one year high of $8.99.

Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $19.67 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.50 million. Arbor Realty Trust had a net margin of 53.49% and a return on equity of 11.33%. Arbor Realty Trust’s revenue was up 62.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.21 EPS. research analysts predict that Arbor Realty Trust will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th were issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This is a boost from Arbor Realty Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.62%. Arbor Realty Trust’s payout ratio is presently 80.77%.

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Arbor Realty Trust Company Profile

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in a portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets, primarily consisting of bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, preferred and direct equity.

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