Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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The Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) closed at $135.66 in the last trading session, posting a move of +0.88% from the day before. The stock surpassed the S&P 500’s daily loss of 1.42%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones lost 0.49%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.47%.

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As the day approaches, REIT shares are up 4.47% over the past month, lagging the finance sector’s 5.07% gain and outpacing the S&P 500’s 0.39% gain in the time.

Federal Realty Investment Trust will look to show strength as it nears its next earnings release. In this report, analysts expect Federal Realty Investment Trust to generate earnings of $1.41 per share. This represents a year-on-year growth of 23.68%. Our latest consensus estimate calls for quarterly revenue of $249.15 million, an increase of 13.5% over the same period last year.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for the Federal Realty Investment Trust. These recent reviews tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can take the positive rating reviews as a sign of optimism about the company’s business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe that these discretionary reviews are directly related to stock movements close to the team. Investors can take advantage of this using Zacks Rank. This model takes into account these changes in grading and provides a simple and actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (strong buy) to #5 (strong sell). The company has a successful and externally audited track record, with the No. 1 stock generating an average annual return of over 25% since 1988. In the past 30 days, our aligned EPS forecast is up 0.24%. Federal Realty Investment Trust is currently ranked #2 by Zacks (Buy).

Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Federal Realty Investment Trust has a forward P/E ratio of 23.05 at the moment. Its industry has an average forward P/E of 16.73, so one might conclude that the Federal Realty Investment Trust is trading at a relative premium.

We can also see that FRT currently has a PEG ratio of 2.34. The price-earnings-growth (PEG) ratio is similar to the widely used price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, but this metric also takes into account a company’s expected earnings growth rate. REIT and Equity Trust – Retail stocks have, on average, a PEG ratio of 2.29 based on yesterday’s closing prices.

REIT and Equity Trust – The retail industry is part of the finance sector. The industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rating of 52, placing it in the top 21% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Ranking measures the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks rating of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that industries ranked 50% outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

Be sure to use Zacks.com to keep track of all these stock movement metrics and more in upcoming trading sessions.

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