Equity Residential (EQR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 24, 2013


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Equity Residential ( EQR ) 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. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EQR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( REZ )
  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
  • Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR ).

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%.

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