Arbor Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ABR) Move as Institutional Investors’ Sentiment Improved

May 23, 2018 - By Jan Rainey

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Sentiment for Arbor Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ABR)

Arbor Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ABR) institutional sentiment increased to 2.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.96, from 1.25 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 53 hedge funds opened new and increased equity positions, while 24 decreased and sold positions in Arbor Realty Trust Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now have: 30.24 million shares, up from 27.55 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Arbor Realty Trust Inc in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 18 Increased: 33 New Position: 20.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The company has market cap of $845.40 million. The firm primarily invests in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, and preferred and direct equity, as well as real estate-related notes and various mortgage-related securities. It has a 8.41 P/E ratio. It offers bridge financing products to borrowers who seek short-term capital to be used in an acquisition of property; mezzanine financing in the form of loans that are subordinate to a conventional first mortgage loan and senior to the borrower's equity in a transaction; junior participation financing in the form of a junior participating interest in the senior debt; and financing by making preferred equity investments in entities that directly or indirectly own real property.

The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $9.41. About 224,880 shares traded. Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) has risen 6.98% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $0.26 EPS, up 18.18 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.22 per share. ABR’s profit will be $23.36M for 9.05 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.00 % EPS growth.

Orinda Asset Management Llc holds 4.73% of its portfolio in Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for 628,257 shares. Benchmark Capital Advisors owns 395,419 shares or 2.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 0.86% invested in the company for 1.15 million shares. The New York-based Salzhauer Michael has invested 0.81% in the stock. Wasatch Advisors Inc, a Utah-based fund reported 2.52 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 buys, and 0 insider sales for $49,001 activity.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Arbor Realty Trust’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Arbor Realty Trust, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $8.5 while the high is $9.25. The stock’s average target of $8.75 is -7.01% below today’s ($9.41) share price. ABR was included in 3 notes of analysts from December 21, 2017. The stock of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, December 21.

More recent Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Pre-Open Movers 05/16: (BOOT) (ABAX) (M) Higher; (VSTM) (SRAX) (ABR) Lower (more…)” on May 16, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Arbor Realty Trust’s (ABR) CEO Ivan Kaufman on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 04, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) Institutional Positions Chart

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