In the latest trading session, Arbor Realty Trust (ABR - Free Report) closed at $12.16, marking a -2.8% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.47% gain on the day. At the same time, the Dow added 0.3%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 1.05%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the real estate investment trust had lost 2.95% over the past month. This has lagged the Finance sector's loss of 0.73% and the S&P 500's loss of 0.08% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from ABR as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.28, down 9.68% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $73.10 million, up 23.27% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1.23 per share and revenue of $303.30 million. These totals would mark changes of +1.65% and +20.47%, respectively, from last year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for ABR should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 9.52% higher. ABR is holding a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) right now.
In terms of valuation, ABR is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 10.21. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 15.45, which means ABR is trading at a discount to the group.
The REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 83, which puts it in the top 33% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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