Analyst Upside Underscores Impressive Expected Growth for Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR)

Shaers of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) have been recommended as a long term growth pick.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $12.72, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the recent years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 31.00% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 29.80% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Individual investors may tend to become more bullish at market tops and more bearish at the bottoms. This goes against the buy low sell high mantra that is widely preached in the investing community. The two emotions that come into play here are greed and fear. Investors tend to get greedy when they see stocks flying to new highs. It can be very tempting to get in on a name that has been running hot for a time. On the other side of the coin, investors often get fearful when the market is tanking. The fear of losing becomes prevalent when this occurs, and investors may be tempted to sell like the rest. Although this goes against logic, many investors will still end up buying high and selling low.

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  Long-term growth should be considered to be a relative term, due to different styles and goals of investors, but the endgame is the same. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR)’s stock was 26.51%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 0.24%, 9.68% over the last quarter, and  4.90% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.’s stock is -3.87% off of the high and 27.97% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -3.87% (High), 48.69%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $12.43 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.70 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

Even though the stock market can seem erratic and unpredictable, investors may be able to take some steps to help combat the chaos. One thing that investors have the ability to do is create an overall plan and stick to it. This may be one of the single most important factors in achieving success in the stock market. Of course, if something doesn’t seem to be working over an extended period of time, then maybe some action may need to be taken and the plan should be adjusted. Scrapping a plan too early may bring about a lot of unnecessary worry and confusion. Staying disciplined and keeping the proper perspective might help the investor better position themselves on the front lines.

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