Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 26, 2014

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Essex Property Trust, Inc. ( ESS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ESS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.44% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $184.61, the dividend yield is 2.82%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESS was $184.61, representing a -0.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $185.99 and a 34.23% increase over the 52 week low of $137.53.

ESS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). ESS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.94. Zacks Investment Research reports ESS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -3.2%, compared to an industry average of 3.2%.


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

Interested in gaining exposure to ESS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ESS as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ )
  • FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund ( GQRE )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF ( RYF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an increase of 10.9% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ESS at 6.48%.



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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Referenced Stocks: ESS , SPG , AMT , REZ , GQRE , RYF

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