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Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) closed at $12.78 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.87% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.47% gain on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.79%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 2.02%.

Coming into today, shares of the real estate investment trust had gained 6.92% in the past month. In that same time, the Finance sector gained 0.38%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.5%.

Investors will be hoping for strength from ABR as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, ABR is projected to report earnings of $0.27 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 8%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $73.20 million, up 41.83% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1.09 per share and revenue of $312.70 million. These totals would mark changes of -9.92% and +24.2%, respectively, from last year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for ABR. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 12.5% lower within the past month. ABR currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

Valuation is also important, so investors should note that ABR has a Forward P/E ratio of 11.62 right now. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 14.93.

The REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry is part of the Finance sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 175, putting it in the bottom 32% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.


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