why Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $12.93

Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [NYSE: ESRT] jumped around 0.19 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $12.28 at the close of the session, up 1.57%. The company report on June 17, 2021 that Empire State Building Fully Reopens Observatory Experience With Interactive Exhibits, No Mask Requirements.

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The Empire State Building (ESB), the World’s Most Famous Building, announced that it has lifted COVID-19 protocols for guests of its Observatory Experience, in alignment with new state and city guidelines. Masks are optional for visitors, and the many interactive exhibits and elements – including the iconic 86th Floor Observatory viewfinders – have fully reopened.

“The Empire State Building is ready to welcome guests to explore our newly reimagined Observatory Experience in its entirety,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Empire State Building Observatory. “Our touch installations, just completed in November 2019, are now in full operation for the first time since our shutdown in March 2020. To appreciate fully the International Icon of New York City, you must come inside and visit the Observatory, and we can’t wait to welcome you.”.

Empire State Realty Trust Inc. stock is now 31.76% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. ESRT Stock saw the intraday high of $12.42 and lowest of $12.05 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 13.11, which means current price is +40.83% above from all time high which was touched on 06/09/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.45M shares, ESRT reached a trading volume of 1917551 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ESRT shares is $12.93 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ESRT stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on June 15, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Evercore ISI raised their target price from $12 to $13. The new note on the price target was released on May 03, 2021, representing the official price target for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $11 to $10, while Wells Fargo kept a Underweight rating on ESRT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. is set at 0.31, with the Price to Sales ratio for ESRT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.76. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.17. Price to Free Cash Flow for ESRT in the course of the last twelve months was 45.10.

How has ESRT stock performed recently?

Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.89. With this latest performance, ESRT shares gained by 4.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 31.06% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 79.27% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ESRT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.37, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.72, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.93 for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.80, while it was recorded at 12.23 for the last single week of trading, and 9.63 for the last 200 days.

Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.02 and a Gross Margin at +18.50. Empire State Realty Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.11.

Return on Total Capital for ESRT is now 1.59, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.41. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -1.07, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.31. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 199.57. Additionally, ESRT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.62, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 52.18. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 204.70, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 66.45.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT] managed to generate an average of -$16,656 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 25.41 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.15.

Earnings analysis for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Empire State Realty Trust Inc. posted 0.09/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.07/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 28.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ESRT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. go to 1.80%.

Insider trade positions for Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [ESRT]

There are presently around $1,698 million, or 98.80% of ESRT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ESRT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 22,292,665, which is approximately 1.99% of the company’s market cap and around 0.43% of the total institutional ownership; MASSACHUSETTS FINANCIAL SERVICES CO /MA/, holding 13,075,785 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $160.57 million in ESRT stocks shares; and SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC/TN/, currently with $156.91 million in ESRT stock with ownership of nearly -20.15% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Empire State Realty Trust Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 93 institutional holders increased their position in Empire State Realty Trust Inc. [NYSE:ESRT] by around 18,273,330 shares. Additionally, 84 investors decreased positions by around 13,798,284 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 106,178,731 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 138,250,345 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ESRT stock had 24 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,271,690 shares, while 22 institutional investors sold positions of 2,887,191 shares during the same period.

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