Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Ryman Hospitality Properties earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.2343282103411 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE RHP) opened at 58.22 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.42 and a beta of 1.15. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a one year low of $47.31 and a one year high of $67.97. The company has a 50 day moving average of $62.78 and a 200-day moving average of $63.23.

Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.52 by $0.03. Ryman Hospitality Properties had a net margin of 13.86% and a return on equity of 46.19%. The company had revenue of $298.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $296.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.59 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Ryman Hospitality Properties will post $3.03 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 19th were issued a dividend of $0.80 per share. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 15th. Ryman Hospitality Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 101.59%.

RHP has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective (down previously from $71.00) on shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties in a report on Thursday. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, UBS AG lowered shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.00.

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In related news, CEO Colin V. Reed sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.17, for a total value of $631,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 101,930 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,438,918.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Colin V. Reed sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.44, for a total transaction of $1,903,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 101,930 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,466,439.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 63,644 shares of company stock valued at $4,085,008. 3.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc is a finance company in the Specialized REITs industry.

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