Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (MAA) Analysts See $1.46 EPS; 5 Analysts Are Bullish Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) Last Week

April 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Analysts expect Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) to report $1.46 EPS on May, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $1.46 EPS. MAA’s profit would be $172.13M giving it 15.34 P/E if the $1.46 EPS is correct. After having $1.50 EPS previously, Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.’s analysts see -2.67% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $89.61. About 453,046 shares traded. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) has declined 12.81% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.36% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Education Realty Trust had 51 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) on Friday, June 30 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Evercore given on Monday, June 6. The stock of Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 4. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 19 by JMP Securities. Canaccord Genuity maintained Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) on Tuesday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, August 10. On Friday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of EDR in report on Monday, April 25 to “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, November 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Robert W. Baird. See Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) latest ratings:

26/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $34.0 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $37 New Target: $36 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0 Maintain
15/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $36.0 Downgrade
15/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
14/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0
09/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $47.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.36, from 1.72 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 27 investors sold Education Realty Trust, Inc. shares while 61 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 78.96 million shares or 2.56% less from 81.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Stephens Inc Ar has 0.08% invested in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). Ameriprise Finance holds 301,784 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance Communications The accumulated 180,332 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). The Illinois-based First L P has invested 0% in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). 54,537 were accumulated by Arizona State Retirement System. Aqr Management Limited has invested 0% in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). Clearbridge Ltd Liability Co invested 0% in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). Investec Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 0% or 18,560 shares. Palisade Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company Nj has 677,969 shares. Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corporation, a Maryland-based fund reported 12,775 shares. Amalgamated National Bank & Trust invested 0.01% in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). Geode Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). Fmr Ltd Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holdg Sa invested in 272,616 shares.

EdR is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $2.44 billion. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It has a 53.42 P/E ratio. It invests collegiate housing communities.

The stock decreased 1.20% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $32.05. About 346,413 shares traded. Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) has declined 20.25% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.80% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Mid-America Apartment Communities had 82 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 5 report. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 6 by UBS. As per Friday, July 15, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Barclays Capital maintained Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Tuesday, January 30 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) earned “Overweight” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, February 7. The stock of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 14. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, November 27 by BMO Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 33 investors sold Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. shares while 129 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 105.01 million shares or 1.42% more from 103.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 11,973 shares. Paloma Prns Commerce, a Connecticut-based fund reported 6,172 shares. Virginia-based Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al has invested 0.14% in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 1,700 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Commerce owns 908 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bokf Na accumulated 11,031 shares. First Interstate National Bank stated it has 300 shares. Shell Asset stated it has 14,955 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Patten Group Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) for 1,500 shares. Montag A & Assoc Incorporated stated it has 2,104 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, a Colorado-based fund reported 23,959 shares. Cwm Limited Company accumulated 0% or 134 shares. Amica Mutual Insur holds 5,767 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Tiverton Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 0% in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA). M&T Financial Bank owns 12,867 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on delivering full-cycle and superior investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of quality apartment communities throughout the United States. The company has market cap of $10.57 billion. As of September 30, 2017, MAA had ownership interest in 100,986 apartment units, including communities currently in development, across 17 states and the District of Columbia. It has a 31.38 P/E ratio.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $622,403 activity. $622,403 worth of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) was sold by NIELSEN CLAUDE B on Wednesday, February 21.

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