News articles about GGP (NYSE:GGP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. GGP earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5951718169539 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

GGP (NYSE:GGP) opened at $23.55 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $22,817.50, a P/E ratio of 33.13, a PEG ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. GGP has a 52 week low of $18.83 and a 52 week high of $25.72.

GGP (NYSE:GGP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $578.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $565.60 million. GGP had a return on equity of 8.34% and a net margin of 29.96%. research analysts expect that GGP will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%. GGP’s dividend payout ratio is currently 122.22%.

A number of analysts have commented on GGP shares. Boenning Scattergood set a $35.00 price target on shares of GGP and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of GGP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of GGP in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $22.00 price target on shares of GGP and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $26.00 price target on shares of GGP and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. GGP presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.33.

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About GGP

GGP Inc (GGP), formerly General Growth Properties, Inc, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates as a holding company, which is engaged in the operation, development and management of retail and other rental properties, primarily regional malls.

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