Education Realty Trust (EDR) was Upgraded by Citigroup to ” Buy”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Citigroup advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 5, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Education Realty Trust. Shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Oct 3, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 51 from a previous price target of $54 .Education Realty Trust was Initiated by CapitalOne to “Equal Weight” on Sep 23, 2016. Robert W. Baird Upgraded Education Realty Trust on Sep 20, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $47.
On the company’s financial health, Education Realty Trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 1, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.39. The company had revenue of $65.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $61.42 million. The company’s revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 EPS.
Education Realty Trust closed down -0.88 points or -2.10% at $41.07 with 4,80,855 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $41.91, the shares hit an intraday low of $40.75 and an intraday high of $42.08 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Aug 18, 2016, Monte J Barrow (director) sold 5,000 shares at $46.00 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jun 15, 2016, Lindsey Mackie (Senior VP and CAO) purchased 153 shares at $43.01 per share price. On May 23, 2016, Kimberly Schaefer (director) purchased 1,000 shares at $41.60 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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 Company develops collegiate housing communities for its own account and also provides third-party development consulting services on collegiate housing development projects for universities and other third parties. The Trust operates through three segments: collegiate housing leasing collegiate housing development consulting services and collegiate housing management services. The Trust conducts all of its activities through Education Realty Operating Partnership LP (EROP) and its subsidiaries EDR Management Inc. (Management Company) and EDR Development LLC (Development Company). The Management Company wholly owns the Trust’s Development Company.