Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) Earning Negative Media Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) have trended negative on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arbor Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of -0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) traded down 0.48% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $8.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 326,760 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $426.21 million, a PE ratio of 7.38 and a beta of 0.69. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $8.31 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.09. Arbor Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $6.92 and a 1-year high of $8.99.

Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.01. Arbor Realty Trust had a return on equity of 10.85% and a net margin of 54.47%. The company had revenue of $34.47 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Arbor Realty Trust will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. Arbor Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 64.29%.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on ABR shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $8.75 target price on shares of Arbor Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Arbor Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Arbor Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

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About Arbor Realty Trust

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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