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.

Several price targets were given for ELS by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 93, implying potential capital gains of 6.88 percent. The lowest price target was 81, implying a possible loss of -6.91 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 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 -0.09 percent, compared to last month. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ELS to grow at a rate of 78.73 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. ELS has a PEG ratio of 0.55.

In the last 52-weeks, ELS has achieved a high of 88.16 and a low of 65.87. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.09 percent, and 1.3 percent lower than its 52-week high. ELS has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.58 billion. ELS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.