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 analyst gave a price target of 51, implying potential capital gains of 30.97 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, implying a possible loss of -2.41 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.16 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.26 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.86 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EDR to grow at a rate of 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of EDR is 0.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EDR hit 48.87 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 36.98. Today's price is 5.3 percent above the 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.