Education Realty Trust (EDR) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.07

News stories about Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Education Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6233482638342 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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$74.52 Million in Sales Expected for Education Realty Trust Inc. (EDR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of EDR earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-18 2:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Is Education Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:EDR) An Attractive Dividend Stock? (finance.yahoo.com) EdR Education Realty Trust Inc.: EdR Announces First Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) Education Realty Trust (EDR) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance (americanbankingnews.com)

Shares of Education Realty Trust stock opened at $33.58 on Friday. Education Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $30.07 and a 12 month high of $40.84. The stock has a market cap of $2,535.66, a P/E ratio of 17.67, a PEG ratio of 3.68 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.18 and a quick ratio of 0.22.

Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) last announced its earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by ($0.02). Education Realty Trust had a net margin of 21.50% and a return on equity of 3.95%. The firm had revenue of $90.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.79 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Education Realty Trust will post 1.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Monday, April 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.65%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 27th. Education Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 82.11%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on EDR. Robert W. Baird set a $36.00 price objective on Education Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Education Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, B. Riley set a $44.00 price objective on Education Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.13.

About Education Realty Trust

One of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing, EdR (NYSE:EDR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 85 communities with more than 45,500 beds serving 53 universities in 26 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P MidCap 400 and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices.

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