Equity Residential (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 24, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.65 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 62.5% increase over the prior quarter. At the current
stock price of $51.96, the dividend yield is 5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $51.96,
representing a -14.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.97 and
a 3.75% increase over the 52 week low of $50.08.
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 $6.13. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.9%, compared to an industry
average of 4.6%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to EQR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EQR as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
- Vanguard REIT ETF (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VNQ with an decrease of
-5.51% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent
weighting of EQR at 8.4%.