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

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Equity Residential ( EQR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -47.88% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $56.09, representing a -14.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.72 and a 5.33% 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 $2.7. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.03%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.

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 REZ with an increase of 8.82% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of EQR at 8.47%.



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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