Analyst Ratings for Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. FRT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

8 analysts declared FRT a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

FRT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 175, implying potential capital gains of 31.77 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 127, which equates to a potential downside of -4.37 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.67 percent. That number becomes -1.9 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 upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.01 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FRT to grow at a rate of 86.56 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. FRT has a PEG ratio of 0.49.

FRT has traded between a high of 171.08 and a low of 120.50 over the past year. Currently the stock is 10.22 percent higher than its low, and 22.37 percent below the high. FRT has a price/earnings ratio of 42.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FRT value stock report compares FRT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FRT is $9.75 billion. FRT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.