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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EDR. The maximum price target given was 51, implying potential capital gains of 30.97 percent. The lowest price target was 38, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. 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. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of EDR is 0.26.

EDR has a 52-week high of 48.87 and a 52-week low of 36.98. Currently the stock is 5.3 percent higher than its low, and 20.32 percent lower than its 52-week high. EDR has a P/E 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 market cap of EDR is $2.85 billion. EDR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.