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.

ELS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 93, which equates to a potential upside of 6.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 81, implying potential capital losses of -6.91 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.51 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ELS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 78.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of ELS is 0.55.

In the last 52-weeks, ELS has achieved a high of 88.16 and a low of 65.87. Today's price is 32.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.3 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.