News coverage about Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Education Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9607329014275 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Education Realty Trust (NYSE EDR) opened at 36.49 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $38.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $38.77. Education Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $35.57 and a 12 month high of $43.16. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 84.86 and a beta of 0.45.

Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42. The firm had revenue of $74.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $69.40 million. Education Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.83% and a net margin of 10.58%. The company’s revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Education Realty Trust will post $0.51 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms recently commented on EDR. Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 price target (down from $45.00) on shares of Education Realty Trust in a research report on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Education Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $42.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Bank of America Corporation lowered Education Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. TheStreet lowered Education Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Education Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.63.

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In other Education Realty Trust news, Director Wendell W. Weakley bought 750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $38.65 per share, with a total value of $28,987.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Edwin B. Brewer, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.50 per share, for a total transaction of $37,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 2,550 shares of company stock worth $96,496 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

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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