Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (WHLR) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ:WHLR) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4024994992196 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ WHLR) traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.53. 259,285 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 220,450. The firm has a market capitalization of $49.45, a PE ratio of -2.72 and a beta of 0.84. Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust has a 52-week low of $4.75 and a 52-week high of $14.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.05, a current ratio of 3.37 and a quick ratio of 3.37.

WHLR has been the subject of a number of research reports. B. Riley set a $13.00 price target on shares of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Finally, Compass Point cut shares of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.80.

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Company Profile

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc is a self-managed commercial real estate investment company. The Company focuses on acquiring and managing retail properties with a primary focus on grocery-anchored centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a portfolio consisting of 74 properties, including 59 retail shopping centers and five freestanding retail properties totaling 4,906,511 gross leasable square feet of which approximately 94% were leased, one office property, eight undeveloped land parcels totaling approximately 70 acres and one redevelopment project.

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