Gladstone Commercial (GOOD) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gladstone Commercial earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.3327570069343 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ GOOD) traded up $0.17 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $21.65. The company had a trading volume of 55,971 shares, compared to its average volume of 178,423. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 0.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $601.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.86. Gladstone Commercial has a 1 year low of $18.73 and a 1 year high of $23.35.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th were given a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.93%. Gladstone Commercial’s payout ratio is -5,000.00%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gladstone Commercial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “hold” rating on shares of Gladstone Commercial in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. ValuEngine lowered Gladstone Commercial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. BidaskClub lowered Gladstone Commercial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on Gladstone Commercial in a research note on Friday, September 8th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Gladstone Commercial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.33.

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Gladstone Commercial Company Profile

Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a real estate investment trust. The Company focuses on acquiring, owning and managing primarily office and industrial properties. The Company also makes long-term industrial and commercial mortgage loans. As of February 15, 2017, the Company owned 95 properties totaling 10.9 million square feet in 24 states.

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