Global Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GNL) Major Shareholder Nicholas S. Schorsch Sells 4,837 Shares

Global Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GNLGet Free Report) major shareholder Nicholas S. Schorsch sold 4,837 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.90, for a total value of $43,049.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,861,472 shares in the company, valued at approximately $34,367,100.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Global Net Lease Price Performance

Shares of NYSE:GNL traded down $0.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $8.88. 802,351 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,529,275. The company has a market cap of $2.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.46, a PEG ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 1.38. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $9.31 and its 200 day simple moving average is $9.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.05 and a quick ratio of 0.05. Global Net Lease, Inc. has a 52-week low of $7.56 and a 52-week high of $15.28.

Global Net Lease Increases Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th were issued a dividend of $0.354 per share. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 15.95%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 11th. This is a boost from Global Net Lease’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. Global Net Lease’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -86.59%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

GNL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. TheStreet cut Global Net Lease from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. StockNews.com upgraded Global Net Lease to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th.

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Institutional Investors Weigh In On Global Net Lease

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Beaird Harris Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in Global Net Lease during the 3rd quarter worth $26,000. Gradient Investments LLC increased its stake in Global Net Lease by 98.9% during the 3rd quarter. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 2,942 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $28,000 after buying an additional 1,463 shares in the last quarter. Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Global Net Lease in the third quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Turtle Creek Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Global Net Lease in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Finally, Spire Wealth Management grew its position in shares of Global Net Lease by 221.9% in the third quarter. Spire Wealth Management now owns 3,299 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 2,274 shares in the last quarter. 75.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Global Net Lease Company Profile

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Global Net Lease, Inc (NYSE: GNL) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE focused on acquiring a diversified global portfolio of commercial properties, with an emphasis on sale-leaseback transactions involving single tenant, mission critical income producing net-leased assets across the United States, Western and Northern Europe.

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