Analyst Ratings for Education Realty Trust Inc. (EDR)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Education Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:EDR) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, EDR received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for EDR by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 51, implying a possible profit of 30.97 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, which equates to a potential downside of -2.41 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -11.16 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.26 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.86 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of EDR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 340.73 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of EDR is 0.26.

EDR has traded between a high of 48.87 and a low of 36.98 over the past year. Currently the stock is 5.3 percent higher than its low, and 20.32 percent below the high. EDR has a price/earnings ratio of 88.94. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EDR value stock report compares EDR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.85 billion. EDR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.