Equity Residential (EQR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 20, 2013

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Equity Residential ( EQR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 18.52% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $56.61, the dividend yield is 2.83%.

The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $56.61, representing a -13.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.72 and a 6.31% 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. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). EQR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.24. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.93%, compared to an industry average of 11%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EQR Dividend History page.

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 ( REZ )
  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSR with an increase of 7.05% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of EQR at 7.97%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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