News stories about UDR (NYSE:UDR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UDR earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1877352475089 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several research firms have recently commented on UDR. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of UDR in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Mizuho set a $38.00 price objective on shares of UDR and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Bank of America upgraded shares of UDR from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, March 9th. TheStreet lowered shares of UDR from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of UDR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.15.

Shares of UDR (NYSE UDR) traded up $0.03 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $35.44. 320,428 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,652,912. UDR has a 1-year low of $32.88 and a 1-year high of $40.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,471.41, a PE ratio of 18.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 4.93 and a quick ratio of 4.93.

UDR (NYSE:UDR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48. The firm had revenue of $250.12 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $250.37 million. UDR had a net margin of 12.21% and a return on equity of 4.53%. UDR’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that UDR will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Thomas W. Toomey sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.20, for a total value of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,127,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $44,214,660. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.07% of the company’s stock.

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About UDR

UDR, Inc is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, disposes of and manages multifamily apartment communities generally located in various markets across the United States. The Company’s segments are Same-Store Communities and Non-Mature Communities/Other.

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