What are Analysts opinions on: Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR)


Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) will report its next earnings on 25-Oct-16. The company reported the earnings of $0.76/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.78/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -2.6%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Equity Residential and for the current quarter 23 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.78/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.76/share and a High Estimate of $0.84/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 17 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Equity Residential as 602.03 Million. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Equity Residential is 589 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 611.08 Million. The company had Year Ago Sales of 694.24 Million.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for EQR to be -12.4%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -16.1%. For the next 5 years, Equity Residential is expecting Growth of 0.9% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 10.28% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Equity Residential, where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 2 analysts have given a Buy signal, 17 said it’s a HOLD, 4 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 19 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Equity Residential might touch $90 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $68.68 and $60 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Equity Residential got Downgrade on 3-Aug-16 where investment firm Raymond James Downgrade the stock from Mkt Perform to Underperform.

Equity Residential closed its last trading session at $61.34 with the loss of -0.42%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 22.24 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $82.39 and 52-week low of $60.25. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -2.42% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -1.66% and -4.91% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Dec 31, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Oct 6, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.86 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.59 million. Equity Residential P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 5.5 and Forward P/E ratio of 44.62.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 19%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 39.1%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 4.7%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Equity Residential currently shows a Weekly Performance of 0.96%, where Monthly Performance is -0.96%, Quarterly performance is -7.97%, 6 Months performance is -7.33% and yearly performance percentage is -7.86%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is -10.13%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.86% and Monthly Volatility of 1.90%.