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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ELS. The highest price target was 93, which equates to a potential upside of 6.88 percent. The lowest price target was 81, implying a possible loss of -6.91 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

The growth rate of ELS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 78.73 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. 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 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.