Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Education Realty

(

EDR

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Education Realty as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EDR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $34.6 million.
  • EDR has traded 8.552199999999999135980033315718173980712890625 options contracts today.
  • EDR is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • EDR has a PE ratio of 62.
  • EDR is mentioned 0.87 times per day on StockTwits.
  • EDR has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • EDR is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • EDR is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • EDR is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • EDR is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on EDR:

EdR is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It invests collegiate housing communities. The firm develops, acquires, owns, and manages collegiate housing communities located near university campuses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.9%. EDR has a PE ratio of 62. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Education Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Education Realty has been 721,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Education Realty as a

buy

. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • EDR, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.7%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • EDUCATION REALTY TRUST INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EDUCATION REALTY TRUST INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.98 versus $0.15 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 63.3% in earnings ($0.36 versus $0.98).
  • After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that EDR's price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don't lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. Despite the stock's decline during the last year, it is still somewhat more expensive (in proportion to its earnings over the last year) than most other stocks in its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays offset this slight negative.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 122.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $21.40 million to -$4.72 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, EDUCATION REALTY TRUST INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

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