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Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) closed at $123.59, marking a -0.92% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.15%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.38%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.05%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the real estate investment trust had lost 7.7% over the past month. This has lagged the Finance sector's loss of 1.57% and the S&P 500's loss of 7.66% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from Federal Realty Investment Trust as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 10, 2022. The company is expected to report EPS of $1.41, up 23.68% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $249.15 million, up 13.5% from the year-ago period.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Federal Realty Investment Trust should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.16% higher. Federal Realty Investment Trust is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

In terms of valuation, Federal Realty Investment Trust is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 21.38. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 15.82, which means Federal Realty Investment Trust is trading at a premium to the group.

We can also see that FRT currently has a PEG ratio of 2.17. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. FRT's industry had an average PEG ratio of 2.17 as of yesterday's close.

The REIT and Equity Trust - Retail industry is part of the Finance sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 66, putting it in the top 26% 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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