Press coverage about Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Education Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4794647908779 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Expect Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) Will Post Earnings of $0.56 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) Position Raised by UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) VP Lindsey Mackie Buys 420 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Education Realty Trust (EDR) opened at $32.58 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,468.97, a P/E ratio of 17.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 0.22 and a quick ratio of 0.22. Education Realty Trust has a 52 week low of $30.07 and a 52 week high of $41.79.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st were paid a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.79%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 30th. Education Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 264.41%.
Several brokerages have recently commented on EDR. B. Riley set a $44.00 price objective on Education Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Education Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Robert W. Baird set a $36.00 price objective on Education Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Education Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Education Realty Trust in a report on Monday, February 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.10.
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About Education Realty Trust
Education Realty Trust, Inc (EdR) is a self-managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust is engaged in developing, acquiring, owning and managing collegiate housing communities located near university campuses. The Trust operates through three segments: collegiate housing leasing, development consulting services and management services.
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