Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) Stock: A Closer Look at the Analyst Ratings

Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (NYSE: ELS) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.23x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for ELS is 0.70. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 4 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for ELS is 178.14M and currently, short sellers hold a 1.95% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of ELS on April 04, 2024 was 1.19M shares.

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ELS) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (NYSE: ELS) has plunged by -0.57 when compared to previous closing price of 63.16, but the company has seen a -0.98% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Motley Fool reported 2024-03-30 that Self-storage REITs have delivered leading returns over the years. Industrial REITs have capitalized on two major catalysts.

ELS’s Market Performance

Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) has seen a -0.98% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -6.59% decline in the past month and a -11.71% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.66%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.62% for ELS. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -3.79% for ELS’s stock, with a -6.95% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of ELS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for ELS stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for ELS by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for ELS in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $75 based on the research report published on February 09, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Deutsche Bank, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see ELS reach a price target of $64. The rating they have provided for ELS stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on January 30th, 2024.

Truist gave a rating of “Hold” to ELS, setting the target price at $73 in the report published on January 16th of the current year.

ELS Trading at -5.26% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ELS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -15.18% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.62%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.66%, as shares sank -6.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -8.93% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ELS fell by -0.98%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -7.73% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $65.07. In addition, Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. saw -10.97% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for ELS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.45 for the present operating margin
  • 0.53 for the gross margin

The net margin for Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. stands at 0.21. The total capital return value is set at 0.13. Equity return is now at value 21.90, with 5.67 for asset returns.

Based on Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS), the company’s capital structure generated 0.71 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.15. The debt to equity ratio resting at 2.48. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 4.99.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 523.79 million with net debt to EBITDA at 5.63. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.68. The receivables turnover for the company is 29.56for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.26.


In conclusion, Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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