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, implying a possible profit of 6.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 81, implying a possible loss 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.51 percent.

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. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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.

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 below the high by 1.3 percent. 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 market cap of ELS is $7.58 billion. ELS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.