Analyst Ratings for Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (NYSE:ELS) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for ELS last month.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave ELS a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. 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 ELS. The maximum price target given was 93, implying potential capital gains of 6.88 percent. The minimum price target given was 81, which equates to a potential downside of -6.91 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.09 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.51 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ELS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 78.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ELS has a PEG ratio of 0.55.

ELS has a 52-week high of 88.16 and a 52-week low of 65.87. Currently the stock is 32.09 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.3 percent. ELS has a P/E ratio of 43.36. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ELS value stock report compares ELS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ELS is $7.58 billion. ELS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.