News headlines about Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been trending positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust earned a news impact score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9752963521824 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Washington Real Estate Investment Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.10.

Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) opened at 32.99 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $2.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.95 and a beta of 0.97. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $32.82 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.27. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a 52-week low of $27.65 and a 52-week high of $33.96.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.64%. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 90.23%.

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About Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of the ownership and operation of real property in the greater Washington metro region. The Company owns a diversified portfolio of office buildings, multifamily buildings and retail centers.

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