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

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Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) closed the most recent trading day at $17.19, moving +0.12% from the previous trading session. The stock lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.71%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.27%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.14%.

Heading into today, shares of the real estate investment trust had lost 3.97% over the past month, lagging the Finance sector's gain of 1.76% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.76% in that time.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Arbor Realty Trust as it approaches its next earnings report date. In that report, analysts expect Arbor Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.47 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 9.62%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $161.9 million, up 77.64% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1.78 per share and revenue of $704.2 million. These totals would mark changes of -11.44% and +51.09%, respectively, from last year.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Arbor Realty Trust. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. 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, 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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Arbor Realty Trust currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

In terms of valuation, Arbor Realty Trust is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 9.65. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 9.05.

The REIT and Equity Trust industry is part of the Finance sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 215, putting it in the bottom 16% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual 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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