Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) by 24.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 80,535 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 15,817 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Education Realty Trust were worth $3,342,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Education Realty Trust by 17.2% in the 1st quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 12,231 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $401,000 after buying an additional 1,795 shares in the last quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Education Realty Trust by 11.9% in the 1st quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 16,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $555,000 after buying an additional 1,797 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Education Realty Trust by 33.6% in the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 7,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 1,952 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Education Realty Trust by 140.3% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,439 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 2,008 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Education Realty Trust by 8.3% in the 1st quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 46,390 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,519,000 after buying an additional 3,550 shares in the last quarter.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EDR shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Education Realty Trust from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Education Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Education Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, July 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Education Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, Evercore ISI lowered their target price on shares of Education Realty Trust from $42.00 to $41.50 and set an “in-line” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.93.

Education Realty Trust stock opened at $41.39 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.32 billion, a PE ratio of 21.78 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.11 and a quick ratio of 0.11. Education Realty Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $30.07 and a 12-month high of $43.30.

Education Realty Trust Company Profile

EdR (NYSE: EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 79 communities with more than 42,300 beds serving 50 universities in 25 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P MidCap 400 and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices.

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