News stories about Equity One (NYSE:EQY) have been trending very positive on Thursday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Equity One earned a daily sentiment score of 0.69 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Equity One (NYSE:EQY) opened at 30.85 on Thursday. Equity One has a 1-year low of $26.63 and a 1-year high of $33.46. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $31.34 and its 200-day moving average is $30.26.

Equity One (NYSE:EQY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. The firm earned $94.58 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $93.68 million. Equity One had a net margin of 18.49% and a return on equity of 3.81%. Equity One’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.29 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Equity One will post $0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Equity One from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. Equity One currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.50.

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Equity One Company Profile

Equity One, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels.

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