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 most optimistic price target was 51, which equates to a potential upside of 30.97 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 38, implying a possible loss of -2.41 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EDR to grow at a rate of 340.73 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.85 billion. EDR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.