Latest Stocks: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Shows

Latest Stocks: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust earned a news impact score of -0.18 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Alpha One’s scoring:

Shares of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE PEB) opened at 31.26 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.30 and a beta of 1.25. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has a 52 week low of $23.56 and a 52 week high of $32.62. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $30.83 and a 200-day moving average of $29.58. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $182.18 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $184.69 million. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust had a return on equity of 4.67% and a net margin of 9.65%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. Analysts expect that Pebblebrook Hotel Trust will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on PEB shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Barclays PLC set a $31.00 target price on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, Evercore ISI lowered shares of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.33. In other news, Chairman Jon E. Bortz sold 10,096 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.66, for a total transaction of $299,447.36. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 664,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,719,184.06. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Thomas Charles Fisher sold 13,025 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.44, for a total value of $357,406.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 100,577 shares in the company, valued at $2,759,832.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 72,912 shares of company stock worth $2,048,812 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.

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