Kilroy Realty (KRC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kilroy Realty earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.6128464752451 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of brokerages recently commented on KRC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Kilroy Realty from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $79.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Robert W. Baird lowered Kilroy Realty from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $79.00 target price on shares of Kilroy Realty in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kilroy Realty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 target price on shares of Kilroy Realty in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $76.86.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE KRC) traded up $0.47 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $71.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 460,001 shares, compared to its average volume of 528,738. The firm has a market cap of $7,020.00, a P/E ratio of 47.24, a P/E/G ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.85 and a quick ratio of 1.85. Kilroy Realty has a fifty-two week low of $67.00 and a fifty-two week high of $78.33.

Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.19). The company had revenue of $181.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.03 million. Kilroy Realty had a net margin of 23.77% and a return on equity of 4.44%. Kilroy Realty’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.92 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Kilroy Realty will post 3.52 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.425 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.37%. Kilroy Realty’s payout ratio is presently 111.84%.

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About Kilroy Realty

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle.

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