Equity Residential (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 19, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.7675 per share scheduled for January 11,
2013. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
127.41% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $55.49, the dividend yield is 5.53%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $55.49,
representing a -15.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.72 and
a 4.21% increase over the 52 week low of $53.25.
EQR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). EQR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.11%, compared to an
industry average of 13.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to EQR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EQR as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FTY with an decrease of
-1.13% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent
weighting of EQR at 9.42%.