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Shares of Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $42.00.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on O shares. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Realty Income Corp in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $27.00. Analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded shares of Realty Income Corp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 15th.

Shares of Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) opened at 42.98 on Wednesday. Realty Income Corp has a 1-year low of $36.58 and a 1-year high of $45.84. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $44.57 and its 200-day moving average is $42.7. The company has a market cap of $9.569 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.04.

Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.64. The company had revenue of $228.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $224.18 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Realty Income Corp will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.1828 per share. This represents a $2.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 30th.

Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT).

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