Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT): The Latest Casualty Of Increased Volatility?

Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) does about 1.02M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1803581 shares change hands in Tuesday’s trading. The company now has a market cap of 1.59B USD. Its current market price is $9.71, marking a decrease of -0.31% compared to the previous close of $9.74. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $10.32 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $5.42.

Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) has a 20-day trading average at $9.33 and the current price is -5.91% off the 52-week high compared with 79.08% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $9.54 and its 200-day simple moving average is $9.11. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.08%, which increases to 2.49% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 59.17 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $9.90, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 1.92% over the period.

Evercore ISI upgraded the stock to “Outperform” from In-line on May 23, 2023 at a price target of $7-$8. Evercore ISI downgraded its price target at $8-$7.

Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) stock is up 3.19% over the week and 6.24% over the past month. Its price is 0.21% year-to-date and 74.89% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 1.92 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 1.52% and return on equity of 5.39%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 32.80. The beta has a value of 1.38. Price to book ratio is 1.61 and price to sales ratio is 2.10.