Prologis (PLD) closed at $124.31 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.51% move from the prior day. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.15%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 2.33%.
Heading into today, shares of the industrial real estate developer had gained 2.08% over the past month, outpacing the Finance sector's loss of 2.32% and the S&P 500's gain of 1.03% in that time.
Prologis will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Prologis to post earnings of $1.68 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 51.35%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $1.67 billion, up 52.38% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $5.49 per share and revenue of $6.74 billion. These totals would mark changes of +6.4% and +37.18%, respectively, from last year.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Prologis. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.01% higher. Prologis is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.
In terms of valuation, Prologis is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 22.77. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 11.22.
Also, we should mention that PLD has a PEG ratio of 2.98. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. REIT and Equity Trust - Other stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 1.89 based on yesterday's closing prices.
The REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 178, which puts it in the bottom 30% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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